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The pandemic has been hard on all of us. It seems like just yesterday, we were going out to eat as often as we liked and it was one of those simple pleasures that made life worth living.

Suddenly, we were thrust into a pandemic and were taking food home to eat, if we felt safe enough to do so.


At times, life can be difficult, but when things go well, we may find ourselves in a very good mood. Apparently, a businessman by the name of Jim Freeman was in an excellent mood. He lives in St Louis and when he saw things going back to normal, he decided to do something extraordinarily kind and pay for dinner for an entire restaurant.

Freeman said that he looked around and everything was so normal, the first time he had seen it that way for quite some time. He asked one of the waitresses if he could buy dinner for the restaurant. In speaking with a local news station, he said that restaurants have been hurting as a result of the pandemic so it “seemed like the right thing to do.”

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When Freeman made the request, it was overwhelming to everyone at the Pasta House. One of the waitresses, Kelly Johnson, had worked there for two decades and was shocked when he not only paid for everyone’s food, he tipped every server $500.

She said: “In all the years I’ve worked for Pasta House, this is the first time I’ve ever seen anything like this happen.”

Photo: YouTube/FOX 2 St. Louis

Even the manager, Jeff Maddox, was thrilled with what happened. He spoke about the smiles on people’s faces and the unbelievable reaction that the guests gave that night.

Although Freeman is not saying how much he spent that day, perhaps he sums it up best when he says, “Doesn’t really matter, does it?”

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