One afternoon, a happy, old lady was returning home from walk. She was walking and saw a restaurant. She was so hungry and thought that maybe she would have enough money to have her late lunch there. So, she happily entered the restaurant.
She didn't notice but the waiters there noticed her. They talked with each other about her. They considered her as beggar and discussed what that beggar was doing there. They were tensed as the old lady was disgracing their place. And they became a bit worried as she might not know their prices. She could not even afford their cheapest dishes.
The old lady approached towards an empty table. She sat and the lady waiter went to her. She asked the waiter if she could recommend something inexpensive. She asked the lady to take a look at the menu. She told the waiter that she only had 5 dollars and she hoped that would be enough. But when she looked at the menu, she was surprised because the cheapest dishe cost $50.
The old lady though that she don't get that much money in a month. She got a bit sad and requested the waiter if she could brought her a glass of water. But the waiter became irritated and thought that why she was wasting her time on that as she could not even leave her a tip.
The lady in the nearer table noticed it and asked the waiter to go to her table. "Sure, Miss.", said the waiter. The young lady told her to bring three most expensive dishes they had to that old lady. She added that she would pay for them. The waiter became astonished and asked why. The young lady told her that she was paying so ordered her to do as she was told.
And when the waiter brought those expensive dishes to the sad old woman, she was surprised. She told her that she had never ordered those. She added that it might have cost a fortune. The waiter forbade her to worry and informed her that someone would pay her bills. She was more surprised and and asked her who was that person. She pointed to that young lady on another table. When she started eating, she was so pleased. She thought she had never eaten anything more delicious than those.
The waiter brought the bills to the young lady. She told her that that old lady's bill was higher than her. The waiter asked the lady if she didn't mind her asking why she had paid a stranger's bill. She added that it was so much money. The lady replied that when she was a child, she and her granny lived in poverty. She dreamt that when she would get rich, they would throw a big party at the most expensive restaurant in town. She decided to make her grandma's dream come true. She worked very hard. But due to her hectic schedule, she rarely saw her grandma.
And when she started making enough money to eat at restaurants, her grandmother was already gone. She was all alone left with her vast money. So, now all she could do was to give a moment of joy to another old lady. She told the waiter that maybe the old lady had a granddaughter who wanted a better life for her granny but was not able to afford it at the moment. So, she told her to bring her the most expensive dessert too.
After enjoying the dishes, the old lady came to her. She was so pleased to meet the young lady. She thanked the lady and the lady's heart was filled too.
Be kind to strangers and the world would be a better place.