One of the good guys

Always nice to hear a story like this:

A Canadian man who won $12 million in the lottery last year recently left a restaurant owner a $10,000 tip after the proprietor — without realizing the man’s worth — shared a story about his daughter having cancer.

Bob Erb popped into The Old West Express for lunch with his wife last month during a road trip when he got to talking to the eatery’s owner, Clifford Luther.

One thing led to another and Clifford mentioned how his daughter is battling cancer, which touched a nerve with Erb, who lost his own adult son a few years back.

On his return trip, Erb pulled back into the restaurant to eat again, except this time Luther said he had a surprise — a check for 10 grand:

“He asked for a pen and said, ‘Here, you can just take the bill out of that.’”

For his part, Erb, a staunch supporter of legalizing marijuana, said he was impressed with Luther’s “open-mindedness, and how he was just looking to talk and to learn about things from another perspective.”

Luther is now the impressed one, adding, “It certainly lightens the load for us. You kind of think, ‘Why would someone do that for somebody they don’t even know?’”

One Response to One of the good guys

  1. imhotep July 8, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    Feel good stories are wonderful, but………..where is the outrage over the military coup in Egypt? Why are we not screaming at the top of our lungs about the muted response from the Obama administration concerning the massacre of 43 peaceful protestors by the Egyptian military? We all talk about how we love democracy and yet when the military in Egypt arrests a democratically elected leader we keep silent. WTF? No wonder America is such a mess. It’s populated by hypocrites.

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