It was already a special day for the Welling family – they were celebrating 6-year-old Sofia’s birthday. Little did they know, though, that it was about to be one of the most memorable dinners they would ever have as a family.
Sixteen friends and family members had gathered at the Applebee’s in Washington, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the big day. Jolie, Sophia’s mom, said they ordered “drinks, appetizers, and full-course meals.”
Jolie brought cupcakes for dessert and, after they had sung “Happy Birthday” and Sophia had blown the candles out and happily consumed her cupcake, the family got ready to pay the bill.
That’s when their waitress walked over to the table, tears welling up in her eyes, and told them two strangers had paid for the entire meal.
Jolie couldn’t believe what she was hearing. She – along with several of the other guests – immediately began to cry, touched by these strangers’ incredible act of kindness and generosity.