Man travels across the U.S. giving hundreds of dollars to waiters

By Stephen C. Webster
Sunday, July 21, 2013 20:39 EDT
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From L to R: Brian Beitzel, Seth Collins, server Rob at St. Paul's Eagle Street Grille and Erin DeRuggiero. Photo via Facebook.
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A man on a mission to be shockingly generous to as many waiters as possible made a stop in St. Paul, Minnesota on Saturday, and according to CBS Minnesota one lucky waiter landed a $1,000 tip.

That man is Seth Collins, whose brother’s dying wish was that he give “an awesome tip” to some random waiter — adding in his will, “I’m not talking about 25%. I mean $500 for a fu*king pizza.”

Ever since Seth’s brother Aaron died on July 7, 2012, Seth has been on a mission to hand out big tips everywhere he goes. Funded by generous online donations, Saturday’s stop in St. Paul was his 58th so far.

Plans for future stops are listed on Collins’ Facebook page, and his organization, Aaron’s Last Wish, has become quite adept at cataloging the reactions they get, reality show-style.

Collins says 100 percent of the donations go directly to servers, and he hopes to keep making generous contributions once a week for as long as he has the money to do so.

This video is from CBS Minnesota, aired Sunday, July 21, 2103.

This video was published to YouTube on July 20, 2013.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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