Anna Hofsetter is a single mom who works three jobs to help support her two kids. Last month, she was bartending a slow evening at the Hotel Nashville when she served an older couple celebrating their anniversary. Striking up a conversation, she learned they were married in the hotel seven years ago. As time went by, she mentioned to the couple how she worked hard to make ends meet for her kids. Finally the couple finished their dinner, paid the $32.40 check, and left a tip.


As you can see, it was a tip for $1,000, with a note that said, "Give something for the kids." Anna thanked them profusely, saying, "You have no idea what this means to me." And even though she first thought of gifts for her kids, or a college fund deposit, she soon met Clara Stanley, president of the Brown County Enrichment for Teens Association. Stanley told her some other kids were gathering donations to pay for a community teen and skate park. So Anna donated her entire tip of $1,000 because it would be a gift not only for her own kids, but for hundreds of youngsters for years to come.