Patron Leaves Waitress $1000 Tip

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

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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

    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.