Email Us:
July 13, 2022
Man sits at table with money and notes, holding note that reads 'love every body'
Man sits at table with money and notes, holding note that reads ‘love every body’ Photo by Kevin Cate /Twitter

A Florida man has given away more than $13,000, along with notes containing special messages, to strangers he meets at his favourite restaurant, Waffle House.

Kevin Cate, a TV commercial creator, took to Twitter to share the story of the unnamed man’s kind gestures and generosity over the years.

“Saw this man sitting by himself at a Waffle House in Midway, Fla.,” Cate tweeted. “So, I said, ‘Hello,’ and asked him what he was doing with that money.”

Since 2014, the man has been “handing out $1s and $5s to strangers” at the restaurant, as well as other places.

Saw this man sitting by himself at a Waffle House in Midway, Florida.

So I said hello and asked him what he was doing with that money.

— Kevin Cate (@KevinCate) July 9, 2022

“He said he’s given away more than $13,000 to strangers, kids, and people he meets at Waffle House (his favorite) and elsewhere,” Cate revealed.

“And they all come with that note you see in the picture,” Cate wrote. “He copies and cuts these out every few days.”

We apologize, but this video has failed to load.

All the notes have the same words: “Love Every Body.”

“He told me those were the last three words his mother said to him,” Cate explained. “She didn’t say ‘I love you.’ She said ‘love every body.’ So that’s what I’m doing.”

Cate added: “Lastly, while he was alone, clearly his mom’s love is still with him and now all of us.”

We apologize, but this video has failed to load.

The thread has hit more than 13 million people, according to Cate.

The consensus from most commenters, including likes from Jason Sudeikis and Ben Stiller, are of the “Thank you for sharing this” variety, though many are also sharing their own kind gestures and experiences from strangers.

More On This Topic

  1. Woman writes nephew a personal letter, but sister-in-law found it and read it.

    ASK AMY: Aunt is devastated when private letter is read

  2. The receipt left to a gay waiter by a bigoted couple in wisconsin

    Good Samaritans come through for discriminated-against waiter

  3. A mother seems to be competing with her daughter with her thank-you cards.

    ASK AMY: Parents’ many thank-you notes are a burden

Opening envelope

From our newsroom to your inbox at noon, the latest headlines, stories, opinion and photos from the Toronto Sun.

By clicking on the sign up button you consent to receive the above newsletter from Postmedia Network Inc. You may unsubscribe any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails. Postmedia Network Inc. | 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4 | 416-383-2300

Read More

See more food service industry news, reviews and products at FSX, the Food Service Exchange, the commercial food service industry’s go-to source for purchasing overstock, discontinued, and scratch-and-dent equipment and supplies, and you will be shocked at how good our prices are (an average discount of over 50% of today’s market price).

The FSX online marketplace provides restaurants, caterers, schools and other food service facilities with access to a wide assortment of products. The exchange allows for direct sales between pre-approved sellers and buyers, ensuring a seamless, reliable, and fast timely transaction process. Whether it is a model from a previous year or an item with a slight imperfection, buyers can purchase anything they need from our extensive pool of pre-selected, certified top equipment manufacturers and dealers. With Food Service Exchange, customers can expect premium equipment and supplies, amazing prices, timely shipping, and consistent satisfaction. Find out more information today about FSX Food Service Commercial Kitchen Equipment and Restaurant Supplies at 20 – 50% off market prices, with a minimum 90-day warranty. Plus, 5-star customer service reviews, unmatched 90-day warranty, and always free shipping!