Rosalynd Harris works at a DC restaurant called Busboys & Poets. Monday 3 men in cowboy hats were seated in her section. "I could tell they were from the south because they had their cowboy hats on and I was like, 'Oh, you're not from the city. It was an interesting situation because it is a Liberal, Democratic kind of feel to the entire Busboys establishment, the people that come in, the people it attracts".
The men were talking amongst themselves about how excited they were for President Trump to start changing things in America. While Rosalynd, the entire staff, and most of their customers were Clinton supporters, no one gave the group a hard time. In fact several people said they hoped they enjoyed their visit to the city.
As the men were leaving one of them personally thanked Rosalynd for her kindness. "He just told me he had never experienced that kind of atmosphere before". He also left a note on the table.
'We may come from different cultures, and we may disagree on certain issues, but if everyone would share their smile and kindness like your beautiful smile, our country will come together as one people, not race, not gender, just American. God bless."
Then, at the bottom of the $70.00 receipt was this: a $450.00 tip. Money Harris can definitely put to good use, but it was the note that will stay with her long after the money is gone.
"We may have different opinions and disagree on different issues, but the fact that he still looked at me as an equal and someone of value, it said something, like OK, not all hope is lost," Harris said.
Rosalynd tells the news she wants to get a message to the group; "Thank you for the money, but also, for the lesson. Never judge a book by its cover and always be open with people to experience something miraculous like that," said Harris.