One waitress got the surprise of a lifetime at a local restaurant on Tuesday from someone you wouldn’t expect.
Abby Mitchel has been a waitress at this restaurant for the past 2 years. According to many customers, her smile and positive attitude is one of the main reasons they come back.
“It’s surprising how she always seems so happy even though she sometimes has to be the only waitress around during the busiest hours,” Rosie McArthur states.
Being raised by a single mother, Abby is no stranger to hard work. “It’s in my blood,” Abby says. “Whether it’s my family or my community, I’m always here to provide the best service with a smile to whoever needs it. You never know what a day that person has had.”
So it came as no surprise when, 2 months ago, Abby took it upon herself to give a struggling family one free meal a day. Down on their luck, the Connor’s had to leave their Toronto home and live out of their van. One day, Abby noticed the family with a sign politely asking for any help or food.
“It just hurt me to see their two little girls meet their parents after school with no hope in having a proper dinner later,” Abby said. “I’m just happy to be that person who can provide that to some good people in need.”