Waitress gets entire college tuition as tip
One former Pennsylvania waitress received the tip of her life after she befriended a customer who ended up taking care of her entire college tuition.
Big time philanthropist Benjamin Olewine III met Melissa Mainier in 2010 at the Peach Tree Restaurant where she waited tables.
Yahoo reports that it was there he found out she was working her way through school.
"You get to know them,you get to know their background, you get to know their problems. I just needed to help her."
92-year-old Olewine did more than help. What started off as a bill for $3.45 became a gift of more than $30,000 for Mainier to fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse. It couldn't have been better timing.
"While I was in school, after he started paying for me my dad passed away. I just keep thinking of him right now that he'd be so shocked and so happy for me."
Mainier is now working at the Joint Institute at Pinnacle Health's General Osteopathic Hospital and as KVVU points out is working in the Benjamin Olewine wing.
Mainier wants to get her masters next, and Olewine has agreed to pay for that as well.