Everyday Angels

Anonymous angel picks up the tab – for 20

On a gorgeous spring morning in June, our senior water aerobics class – the Aquanuts Breakfast Club – met at The Tryon House in south Charlotte for our monthly breakfast. One class member was celebrating her 90th birthday that day.

We were enjoying the meal and friendly conversation, when our delightful waitress, Rachel, without an announcement or any fanfare, began collecting each tab. She took them to the cashier. A generous patron paid for all the meals.

There were no fewer than 20 people in attendance that day. Wow! We were dumbfounded at such generosity and this gracious act of kindness. Obviously we had no idea of this person's identity, but we wish to say a tremendous “thank you” to whoever treated us so kindly that day.

On another occasion, at our April meeting, we were recipients of still another kind and generous benefactor who paid for the breakfasts. To that selfless person, we are also grateful.

There are so many kind and generous people in the world, and we have been beneficiaries of some of them.

Queen G. Whaley, Charlotte

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Did a stranger step in to offer you help out of the blue? Email rwilkerson@charlotteobserver.com. Include name, hometown and daytime number. Or mail Everyday Angels, Charlotte Observer, 600 S. Tryon, Charlotte, NC 28230. Roland Wilkerson