Paying It Forward: Family Fulfills Final Request

By Scott Sarvay

Paying It Forward: Family Fulfills Final Request

July 13, 2012 Updated Jul 13, 2012 at 9:23 AM EDT

Lexington, KY (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Supportive family fulfills last request by performing a random act of kindness that would impact a person’s life forever.

According to family run website, aaroncollin.org, on July 10th, 2012 the Collins family met up for dinner at Puccini’s restaurant in Lexington, KY and left their waitress a $500 tip, making the final request of Aaron Collins come true.

On July 7th, Aaron passed away just weeks after celebrating his 30th birthday. In his will he asked his family to perform his last request.

“Leave an awesome tip (and I don’t mean 25%. I mean $500 on a f***ing pizza) for a waiter or waitress.”

So the plan was for the family to meet up for a pizza dinner and leave a $500 gift for the waiter or waitress.

Seeing that this random act of kindness could touch so many people’s lives the family set up a memorial/ donation website allowing others to donate so that the family may continue gifting $500 to more people.

Once the fund reaches $500 the family promises to go out to dinner and leave the overwhelming large tip to their server. If the family continues to receive donation money, they’ll continue to give the gifts in memory of their deceased family member.

And according to the website they've collected $10,000 in one day in response to their pay it forward campaign. The family reports that as of July 13th, they'll be able to gift $500 to 23 more people.

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