In Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, there is a restaurant called Eat ‘N Park. This restaurant has a server who is known to their patrons for his charismatic and caring ways. But on Friday night, last week, an interaction gained Dylan Tetil more attention than from just those who come to eat in his section. It was a sweet enough moment that a nearby customer snapped some photos and decided to share the story on Facebook.
That is when it took off, as of the posting of this it has been shared over 57,000 times, has over 14,000 comments, and 195,000 reactions. As for what Tetil had to say? of the 91 year old customer? “He was very interesting, very kind, very respectful,” Tetil said. “Just one of the nicest people I’ve met in here really.” The action which caught the attention of those around was when Tetil went to a knee to take the customers order, the elder gentleman apparently had left his hearing aid at home. But after taking his order Dylan returned to the table. “[I] listened to some of his stories,” Tetil recalled. “He was talking about the war, some of the injuries he had, the places he’s been, his family. Tears were just running down his face. You can just tell this man hasn’t had a true, caring person to talk to in a long time.”
The author of the Facebook post mentioned, “with all of the negative stories about our youth today this was a breath of fresh air.” It is true that there are whole groups of people who look down upon the youth of Today, but tell them about Dylan Tetil, who said “I believe you giving someone five minutes of your day could completely rearrange how they look at life itself honestly. A lot of people might think the youth today isn’t the best and I might have changed their perspective.” Because if a smile can make one person’s day, a kind gesture can impact thousands who share it. “That’s how I think the world should operate and the world would be a better place,” Dylan said.
How right you are Dylan. Find your Good News Story here and go out Today to give your five minutes. Touch a life in a positive way and show your kindness. Make the world a better place.
Story and Image from CBS Pittsburgh.