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Family makes good on dying family memberís last wish: Leave $500 tip
The Lookout-Yahoo ^ | 7/12/12 | Claudine Zap

Posted on 07/13/2012 7:34:41 AM PDT by Kartographer

A dying man's last wish was to make someone else's day. After his death, the family of Aaron Collins fulfilled his wish to go have pizza and leave their server a $500 tip.

The story surfaced on the blog Fark: 30-year-old Collins, a computer technician who died July 7, had no money to make his wish come true. So his family raised the cash through a website after just a few days and then made good on his request. At Puccini's restaurant in Lexington, Ky., the family lunched on pizza, and then presented one very lucky waitress with $500.

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What a great tribute to a lost loved one a random act of kindness.
1 posted on 07/13/2012 7:34:49 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Call me cynical but his last wish is to leave a big tip with other people’s money?


2 posted on 07/13/2012 7:41:11 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Kartographer

Aaron was a class act.
The actions of his family explain why.


3 posted on 07/13/2012 7:43:54 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: DManA

Right on... ridiculous story.


4 posted on 07/13/2012 7:46:05 AM PDT by Third Person ( Actions reflect priorities.)
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To: Kartographer

Bet he wasn’t a democrat.


5 posted on 07/13/2012 7:49:28 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Roccus

“Aaron was a class act.
The actions of his family explain why.”

You saw that too. There’s something to be said for strong family values... :-)


6 posted on 07/13/2012 7:50:14 AM PDT by moovova (Ladies & Gentlemen...Pandora has left the box.)
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To: DManA

That was my initial response as well - typical libtard tear jerking, compassionate, feel-good nonsense (putting it politely).

Ya, please create my legacy using OTP (Other People’s Money).

If this doesn’t describe the ABSOLUTE FUNDAMENTAL CORE of the libtards’ philosphy, then nothing ever will.

Nothing short of pathetic how ALL of the lamestream media will be fawning over this all day long.


7 posted on 07/13/2012 7:50:45 AM PDT by CanuckYank
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To: DManA

Other people who volunteered to give their money for this. This is what the guy wanted. What’s the problem?


8 posted on 07/13/2012 7:52:26 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Proud to have been beat up and shot by the late Paul Gomez. RIP, 'Gnomez'.)
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To: DManA

I’m with you. Website donations, I wonder who paid for the pizza.


9 posted on 07/13/2012 7:53:51 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: DManA
This is an interesting story because, on the one hand, I agree with those who say that wanting to leave a tip with someone else’s money isn't a noble act. On the other hand, there is a sentimental aspect to what happened after he died that touches me. In my opinion, this story points out the generosity of the strangers who donated the money, not the dying man. Then again, people donate to stupid causes every day. I give up.
10 posted on 07/13/2012 7:55:05 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: DManA

When he made the wish he may have had the funds, but maybe over the course of an illness he lost what he had. Stuff like that happens.

It was still a kind gesture, regardless.


11 posted on 07/13/2012 7:55:21 AM PDT by madison10
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To: DManA
'In lieu of flowers, please donate to...'

You see this all the time. Again, where's the problem?

12 posted on 07/13/2012 7:58:34 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Proud to have been beat up and shot by the late Paul Gomez. RIP, 'Gnomez'.)
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To: DManA

“Call me cynical but his last wish is to leave a big tip with other people’s money?”

If those “other people’s money” is donated voluntarily that is fine especially if it is someone who is working their tush off like waitresses do. But if the money was obtained through fraud or force and given to lazy degenerates (rich and poor) like the government does all of the time then this would be a problem.


13 posted on 07/13/2012 8:01:27 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Kartographer
The video captures the moment. As the cash is handed over, the waitress keeps asking, "Are you serious?"

I'm sorry, but this isn't about the random act of kindness, it's about getting the publicity for it. If they just wanted to fulfill the dying wish, did they need the camera? Did they need the media? Did they need to publicly present the tip? No. They could have just slipped the tip in with the paid bill and left. But no, because this is more about them, than it is about her or what their dead relative wanted.

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." --Matthew 6:1-4

14 posted on 07/13/2012 8:08:20 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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They could have just slipped the tip in with the paid bill and left. But no, because this is more about them, than it is about her or what their dead relative wanted.

That's what I would have done.

15 posted on 07/13/2012 8:10:47 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: DManA

LOL, had to have been a Democrat, this is just insane, but I’m being redundant.


16 posted on 07/13/2012 8:11:01 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: DManA
Call me cynical but his last wish is to leave a big tip with other people’s money?

You are not cynical. It also seems ridiculous to me. While their act shows a suitable dis-attachment to money, just handing out money to strangers (as you point out, that isn't even theirs to start with) without any concern for merit is just random and pointless (with possibly even evil effects).

In our town last Christmas, a random "rich man" went to Wal-mart to pay-off people's lay-away bills, randomly. While he probably had kind intentions, there was no understanding on who they people were, if they needed it, or what the goods were for. Real charity takes wisdom.

17 posted on 07/13/2012 8:14:10 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Kartographer

If they had done this quietly, it might have been a nice gesture. But they did it publicly, announced it to the news people, and made a video of it.

And, incidentally, this waitress had better declare her tip to the IRS and pay income taxes on it, because the IRS knows all about it now, too.

Sorry, I think I remember Jesus saying something about doing good deeds quietly.


18 posted on 07/13/2012 8:26:36 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Sorry, I think I remember Jesus saying something about doing good deeds quietly.

He sure did. See my post 14.

19 posted on 07/13/2012 8:43:02 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: DManA; Third Person
Call me cynical but his last wish is to leave a big tip with other people’s money?

Cynical.

Seems no one has a problem with a cancer ridden child getting to go to DISNEYLAND for FREE.

This guy could have asked for a lap dance.

Where the money comes from is not even the issue. The issue is that his last wish was to benefit someone else, a complete stranger.

The QUESTION is, if you knew you were soon to die, would you want something for yourself, or would you do like this guy did?

20 posted on 07/13/2012 9:23:09 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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