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Kind couple get hardworking Denny’s waitress a new car
Adrianna chatted with the couple and mentioned that she was saving for a car. But she never expected them to return hours later with one.
Patricia Lynn
01.28.22

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the negativity in the world, but sometimes all it takes is a random act of kindness to remind you that there are still really good people out there. In fact, there are even individuals who go above and beyond to help change strangers’ lives.

A waitress in Texas had the chance to experience this type of kindness firsthand.

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YouTube Screenshot - ABC 13 Houston

In Galveston, a young waitress walked over fourteen miles every day.

Because of the four-hour walks, she lost 25 pounds in just a few weeks. But she wasn’t trying to lose weight or keep up with the daily step requirement most fitness coaches would ask from you. She was doing it because she had bills to pay.

She was doing it to get to work so she could send herself to college where she could earn a better chance at life.

YouTube Screenshot - ABC 13 Houston
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YouTube Screenshot - ABC 13 Houston

Adrianna Edwards works at Denny’s. And just to get to her shift on time, she had to wake up a couple of hours early, and get home a couple of hours late. This is coming from a full shift as a waitress where she has to be on her feet all the time.

This is where she met a lovely couple. As they ate breakfast, the couple learned what Edwards had to endure every day. She mentioned that she was saving up to buy a car. Once she got the car, she could work better hours and send herself to college.

YouTube Screenshot - ABC 13 Houston
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YouTube Screenshot - ABC 13 Houston

The couple, moved by her story, decided to do something for the hardworking girl.

The wife asked her for more ice cream, which Edwards happily obliged, then left after eating. Little did Edwards know, she was about to get the best surprise she’s ever gotten.

A few hours later, the couple went back to the diner. They weren’t looking for more ice cream, because this time, they were looking for her.

YouTube Screenshot - ABC 13 Houston
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YouTube Screenshot - ABC 13 Houston

In their hand was a key. After they left the diner earlier, they stopped by Classic Galveston Auto Group on Broadway Street and purchased a 2011 Nissan Sentra. They presented the key to the waitress, not knowing how much it would change her life.

At first, Edwards had a hard time accepting that it was real.

The couple had gifted her a new car, no strings attached. It was so unbelievable, Edwards thought she was being pranked.

“In my head, I was like ‘Pranks are cool and everything’,” she said to ABC 13, “But this one is just a tad bit cruel.”

YouTube Screenshot - ABC 13 Houston
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YouTube Screenshot - ABC 13 Houston

The car wasn’t just a car for her. It was a door for better opportunities. And if the gift suddenly disappeared after she woke up, it would definitely break her heart.

“This morning, the first thing I did when I woke up was to look out my window. See if it’s actually there or if I dreamed it.” She added.

Luckily, the vehicle was still parked outside.

YouTube Screenshot - ABC 13 Houston
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YouTube Screenshot - ABC 13 Houston

And her dream of getting to college is still very much alive. Now, instead of saving up for a car, she could start to save for her education. Her “commutes”, which took her around 4 hours, were cut to 30 minutes. This meant more time to rest and more time for her to invest in herself.

YouTube Screenshot - ABC 13 Houston
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YouTube Screenshot - ABC 13 Houston

The couple, who wished to remain anonymous, only asked her for one thing.

“I gave her a note that said, ‘I know it’s Thanksgiving, but I said, ‘Merry Christmas,’ and that, hopefully, someday she’ll just pay it forward,” the woman said.

The grateful waitress intends to keep that promise.

Check out the video below to see more on this amazing act of kindness that completely changed a waitress’ life!

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By Patricia Lynn
hi@sbly.com
Patricia Lynn is a senior writer at Shareably. Patricia is based out of San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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