African American Waitress Left Huge Tip From Trump Supporters With Touching Note

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A customer left a generous message of unity after being served by a kind waitress at a Washington D.C restaurant.

In town to see President Trump inaugurated, the anonymous west Texan Republican man grabbed a bite to eat at a local establishment with a reputation for liberal politics and social justice.

Rosalynd Harris, a 25-year-old black waitress who works at Busboys and Poets, was allocated the table of this generous individual and his compadres.

Rosalynd Harris

After having a pleasant exchange and finishing their food, the group left the restaurant, which is a favourite of the 44th President, Barack Obama.

Before departing though, the Trump supporters decided to share a unifying message with their charming waitress, whose smile and personality the men admired.

In a magnanimous display of generosity, the nameless man endowed Rosalynd with a touching message of political unity and a huge tip to the tune of $450 (£356.89) – a 625 percent tip, nonetheless.

We rise by lifting others. A lovely act of kindness by a guest yesterday ❤️??

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The message read:

We may come from different cultures and may disagree on certain issues, but if everyone would share their smile and kindness like your beautiful smile, our country will come together as one people.

Their message just goes to show that human kindness trumps political allegiances.

A sea of pink at today's #womensmarchonwashington. ✊?✊?✊?✊?✊? #womensmarch #washingtondc #change

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Rosalynd, who attended the Women’s March the previous day, told The Washington Post:

You automatically assume if someone supports Trump that they have ideas about you. But [the customer was] more embracing than even some of my more liberal friends, and there was a real authenticity in our exchange.

This definitely reshaped my perspective. Republican, Democrat, liberal are all subcategories to what we are experiencing. It instils a lot of hope.

We strive to create space that uplifts all communities. Sending our thoughts, prayers, and love to Orlando.

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The restaurant has since shared the receipt on Facebook with the caption, ‘We rise by lifting others’.

Harris added that the message was a great reminder not to make assumptions and that many Americans want the country to come together regardless of politics.


Francesca Donovan

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.