A White Trump Supporter Gave an African-American Waitress a $450 Tip
It may seem like there is a lot of divisiveness and tension in this country since the election of Donald Trump, but a random act of kindness from a Texas-based dentist is proving that harmony is alive and well.
37-year-old Jason White, a Caucasian man who is a self-described Trump supporter, was in Washington D.C. last week to attend the inauguration.
“It was the most incredible, humbling, patriotic experience I’ve ever had,” White told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. “The president spoke about giving the country back to the people, regardless of race, gender, sexuality — which is why I voted for him.”
On Monday, White and his friends ventured into a Washington D.C. restaurant called Busboys and Poets. The establishment is typically a spot for Democrats and Liberals, which is why White removed his ‘Make America Great Again’ hat when he entered.
Their waitress, Rosalynd Harris, who is African American, initiated a pleasant conversation with White — despite their political disagreements.
“You automatically assume if someone supports Trump that they have ideas about you,” Harris told the Washington Post, “But [the customer was] more embracing than even some of my more liberal friends, and there was a real authenticity in our exchange.”
While paying the $72.60 check at the restaurant, White left Harris a $450 tip — a symbol to Trump being the 45th president. He also penned a note for her.
“We may come from different cultures and 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,” the note read. “Not race. Not gender. Just American. God Bless!”
Busboys and Poets shared the kind receipt on Facebook on January 24 — and it went viral with over 2,800 likes.
We rise by lifting others. A lovely act of kindness by a guest yesterday
Posted by Busboys and Poets on Tuesday, January 24, 2017
“We have to think about being better Americans, we have to look into ourselves and how we treat one another,” White told the Washington Post. “If everyone did a little something to show respect…we can love one another.”
Harris, in turn, appreciated the kind gesture. It has also changed her view on some things.
“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 told Washington D.C. television station WUSA.
Your Daily Dish reached out to Jason White for a quote.