Patron Leaves Waitress $1000 Tip

This elderly patron never forgot this waitress' kindness or good deed

By Ally Clark
|  Thursday, Dec 9, 2010  |  Updated 6:04 PM CDT
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Patron Leaves Waitress $1000 Tip

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Marie Kernin of Beach Park, a waitress at Peacock Family Restaurant in Waukegan, tears up with Gary Campbell of Gurnee after she received a $1,000 check and thank you card from customer Elizabeth Hewitt of Gurnee who recently died and wanted to thank Kernin in her will for giving Hewitt a winter coat a couple years ago. | Ryan Pagelow~Sun-Times Media

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Good things come to those who wait, and sometimes for those who wait tables.

Elizabeth "Peg" Hewitt, 95, of Gurnee recently passed away and left a $1,000 gift for her favorite waitress from Waukegan's Peacock Restaurant, the Sun-Times reports.

The waitress, Marie Kernin, provided Hewitt with more than just friendly service.

About two years ago Kernin bought a coat for Hewitt when she noticed the elderly woman's coat was not a sufficient barrier from the cold. Hewitt's neighbor and longtime friend, Leslie Klocek, told Sun-Times this was away to repay that kindness that was never forgotten.

For more on the story see the Sun-Times' full report.

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