A dying man's wish to tip a random waitress $500 was fulfilled by his family. When Aaron Collins suddenly died last week, his brother raised money on the website, Fark, and carried out the random act of kindness per the will left behind. In a matter of days, donations topped over $28,000.
Before dying, the man's wish was to give a tip of $500 to a food server. He loved giving in life, and he wanted his family to continue in his death. Among his wish to have the debt to his parents paid, his will read:
"Leave an awesome tip (and I don’t mean 25%. I mean $500 on a f***ing pizza) for a waiter or waitress."
After his death, family and friends set up a memorial website and titled it "Aaron's Wish." In just four days, donations numbered in the thousands for the Kentucky native. In fact, as of today, donations exceed $30,000.
Loved ones all headed to Puccini's Smiling Teeth, a local restaurant in Aaron's hometown of Lexington, to feast on pizza as Collins wanted.
When it was time to pay the bill, Seth Collins explained to waitress, Sarah Collins, that his brother wanted a random person to receive a big gratuity. The entire thing was caught on camera.
The speechless waitress said, "Are you serious. I don't even know what to do." However, once she realized the $500 tip was really the dying man's wish, she said she would share it and talk about the story for the rest of her life.
Aaron Collins committed suicide by strangulation, according to authorities. His family is having a hard time processing the information, because he was so full of life and didn't leave any clues behind.
As long as the donations continue, the family will continue with random acts of kindness.
"Aaron was generous in life, and that's probably why he didn't have the money to do this himself. He just accepted that if someone needed help, he would help them," Seth Collins said about the dying man's wish to leave someone a $500 tip.