There are thousands of thankless jobs in the world where the folks that do them humbly go about their work each day. Depending on where you live and where you dine, a restaurant server’s income can be on the small side and rely heavily on tips. Customers can be awesome or not so awesome, as can the waitstaff. With that being said, some of us have favorite places to eat and maybe even a favorite waiter or waitress. Tip or no tip, they treat you well, always with a smile, and their coworkers love them too! Waitress Chelsea Roff came to work one day and had no idea she was being pranked by her coworkers— pranked forward that is!
A big sister who took on the task of raising her younger sister at a very young age, Chelsea works as a server at a local smokehouse. After conquering her own eating disorder, she founded and runs her own nonprofit that teaches yoga to others recovering from eating disorders. The bulk of her time is spent working and teaching. Though Chelsea’s had her own financial and personal struggles, she still manages to pay it forward through her community work.
For her final surprise of the day, one cheerful customer slips Chelsea a car key as she gets up to leave. Not understanding what was going on, Chelsea is motioned to follow the woman outside, where a brand new car is pulling up with a big red bow on it. It all made sense to Chelsea when her close friend and yoga teacher jumps out of the car to surprise her. Chelsea’s story inspired her friends – who are so proud of how far she’s come and how selfless she is – as well as all the strangers who pitched in to prank it forward on her. How about you? Are you inspired by this prank?