Struggling Waitress Surprised With Car From Regular Customers

August 19, 2020

A couple gifted a waitress a car after learning the struggling single mother had been taking an Uber to get to work.

waitress tipped new car
Credit: Fox 29 News

Lisa Mollet has been working at the Empire Diner in New Jersey for the last four years.

But when COVID hit, everything went downhill.

She was off work from March through June, and upon returning to work, her car broke down.

"It was hard, it was very challenging. I'm a single mom with two kids. I have my own house. Paying the bills, trying to get everyone right, keep everyone happy," Mollet told Fox 29.

So, Mollet had been using Uber to get to work –- until now.

On Sunday, a pair of regular customers gave her the tip of a lifetime: a Nissan Ultima.

"It's a blessing. They blessed me," Mollet said of the gift from the unnamed customers. "They are wonderful people. They come here constantly. They come here with their family. They're like family to me."

The generous customers didn't their names out there, but did want to spread some joy to someone who could use it. The diner's owner Dervis Akturk said he couldn't think of anyone more deserving.

"They said they had a car for Lisa and I said, 'Wow!' It was a shock for me. I even had goosebumps. There is still good people out there," Akturk said.

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