Dad Kicks Out His Wife And Kids. 30 Years Later He Glances At A Waitress And Realizes She Looks Familiar

Never ever saw this coming.

We have all heard the stories of a rich person leaving a huge tip for a waitress for some cute reason. However, this story is anything but cute. This man left a big tip for the waitress because she reminded him of his childhood trauma. Read on to find out how the childhood trauma made him see the waitress in a new light. Going through hardships is one of the biggest lessons that life teaches you.

His dad kicked the family out when he was young

His dad kicked the family out when he was young

One of Sean Whalen's worst memory is about the big fight his mom and dad had. They used to fight often but this one was different. Due to this fight his father kicked out his wife and all the kids from his home.

The Whole Family Had to Endure

The Whole Family Had to Endure

This was a very tough time for the whole family. The dad had always been the one who was the breadwinner. His mother had no work experience and how she had to find shelter for the kids and find a way to feed them all.

The Mother Had it Worse

The Mother Had it Worse

The kids had it tough, but imagine the situation the mother was in. She had nothing in her name and you know how expensive it can be to raise kids. She ended up having to do multiple jobs just to keep a roof over the children's heads.

He still can't believe how hard his mother worked

He still can't believe how hard his mother worked

Sean only realized when he grew up how much his mother had sacrificed for him and his siblings. When you have to go out and make a living you realize how hard it was for your parents to do. You realize the sacrifices they made for you.

It made him admire his mother

It made him admire his mother

Sean always loved his mother, but as he grew up he only loved her more and more. As he raised his own kids he realized how hard his mother had to work. He was making it work with his education and career, but his mom had to do it all without either.

He was out with his son when he saw the waitress

He was out with his son when he saw the waitress

He went to get some Chinese food with his son to a small restaurant. There he saw the waitress working hard. She was the only waitress in the restaurant, handling every table and order. Being a waitress is a very tough and demanding job.

He saw his mother in the waitress

He saw his mother in the waitress

Looking at the waitress Sean saw his own mother. He realized that his own mother used to work this hard to feed the whole family. The more he saw her, the more emotional he became thinking of his own mother.

He couldn't focus on anything else

He couldn't focus on anything else

He saw how hard the waitress had it. He saw how she was handling all the customers. He saw how she was acting nice even to the customers who were being rude to her. He couldn't think of anything except his own mother.

He wanted to do something for her

He wanted to do something for her

Realizing that the waitress was a hard working woman just like his mother, he wanted to brighten up her day. He couldn't go back in time and make things easier for his own mother, but he could make this waitress's day better.

He left her a huge tip

He left her a huge tip

To brighten up her day he left her this huge tip. This is much more than a waitress makes in a whole day. It would definitely brighten up her day and make things easier for her. $100 dollars can be a lot for someone in a bad situation.

He didn't wait to see her reaction

He didn't wait to see her reaction

http://cdn.microfilenetwork.com/gallery/229/BIG-11-he-didn-t-wait-to-see-her-reac.jpghttp://cdn.microfilenetwork.com/gallery/229/BIG-11-he-didn-t-wait-to-see-her-reac.jpgHere's the best part: he didn't wait to get thanks. While the waitress probably would be very thankful, he didn't do it because he wanted to be thanked, he did it because he wanted to make her happy. So he left the huge tip and left with his son.

We all need to think like Sean

We all need to think like Sean

It is easy to become annoyed or angry when you don't get very good service at such restaurants. We need to remember that our waiters are hardworking people like us, and we need to be supportive of them. Even if we don't leave $100 tips, we can make them happy by being nice to them.

We need to respect hard work

We need to respect hard work

It's easy to get angry at our parents and think they didn't do enough. However we need to realize that our parents were just young kids like us who gave up everything to raise us well. We need to be as affected by them as Sean was by his mother's hard work.

We need to respect our parents as well

We need to respect our parents as well

It's easy to get angry at our parents and think they didn't do enough. However we need to realize that our parents were just young kids like us who gave up everything to raise us well. We need to be as affected by them as Sean was by his mother's hard work.

Sean wants us all to recognize our mothers and their hard work

Sean wants us all to recognize our mothers and their hard work

At the end of the day Sean just wants to tell people how amazing his mother was. He also wants us all to focus on how amazing our own parents were for all they did for us.