It is nice to have confirmation and know that there are still a lot of people out there, that from the goodness of their hearts, still try to help others. Hearing stories about the kind deeds they are doing can inspire everyone to want to help other people too. Well, for one bartender in North Dakota, she was just sharing family photos with some out-of-town customers, when the act of kindness they showed in return left her in tears.
Shiela Weisgerber is a bartender in Lisbon, North Dakota. The day seemed like any ordinary day on the job until she mentioned her triplet grandsons to two customers in the bar. The two customers were a husband and wife couple, and they were visiting from out of town for a funeral. Just like Shiela often does with her customers, she happily shared pictures with them of her triplet grandsons, Bentley, Ashton, and Dalton, that she raises all on her own.
The couple came into Shiela’s bar and overheard the conversation she was having with a few other patrons. The reason why Shiela was raising her triplet grandsons all on her own, was because her daughter already had a toddler before the triplets arrived, and simply could not handle all four. She also mentioned how the boys’ father sadly passed away last year as well. Shiela explained her story to ABC News: “She tried to do it, and when the boys were two months, she said she couldn’t do it, so I stepped in and offered to raise the boys.”
Shiela wanted to do whatever she could to keep her family together. Although she was a little overwhelmed at first, now she takes everything day by day, which seems to be working out just fine.
After the couple left, that’s when Shiela noticed on the receipt they had left her a $300.00 tip. They also hand wrote a heartfelt message to Shiela: “Take care of those boys!”
Upon seeing what the generous couple did for her, Shiela went to the bathroom and cried. She was blown away, because to her, $300.00 was a lot of money. What did she do with the money the couple gave her? She deposited $100.00 into each one of the boy’s savings account.
This story didn’t just change Shiela’s life, but other lives in the town as well. Apparently, there had been lots of deaths this North Dakota community had been dealing with at the time. Bar owner Dave Cole Jr. told ABC News: “The last few months have been really hard with random deaths around here. We really needed a boost. This was a godsend. Literally, it made everybody brighten up. You know that there still is good left.”