Galveston couple surprises their Denny’s waitress with car
A Galveston waitress says she feels like she’s in a dream after two strangers she served at breakfast handed her keys to a car by dinner.
Adrianna Edwards works at Denny’s and said she walks seven miles to get there.
“I have bills to pay,” Edwards explained. “I’ve got to eat. You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.”
A Galveston couple learned about Edward’s story during breakfast on Tuesday. After hearing she was saving money to buy a car, they decided to do it for her.
The couple, who wished to remain anonymous, went to Classic Galveston Auto Group on Broadway Street and purchased a 2011 Nissan Sentra. Hours later, they returned to Denny’s to surprise Edwards.
“She teared up, which made me happy that she was so moved by that,” said the woman who bought the car.
The couple gave her the car with no strings attached, but did ask for one thing.
“I gave her a note that said, ‘I know it’s Thanksgiving, but I said, ‘Merry Christmas,’ and that, hopefully, someday she’ll just pay it forward,” the woman said.
It’s a request Edwards said she plans to keep. After all, she knows how good it feels to receive an unexpected act of kindness.
Plus, instead of having to walk five hours to and from work, her commute is only a half an hour.
“I still feel like I’m dreaming. Every two hours, I come look out my window and see if there’s still a car there. When I see somebody in need, I’ll probably be more likely to help them out (and) to do everything that I can to help them out,” she said.