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