Matthew Resendez makes his parents proud. And everyone who meets the young man can tell that his parents, especially his mother Michelle, raised him right. Michelle taught him right from wrong and urged him always to go high when others go low. Although he was still a young man, he was on his way up to making a lasting impact on society and contributing to change that was bigger than him.
The shift had been particularly grueling for Matthew. More customers than usual had come in, and he had not slept well the night before. He was exhausted.
But then a man walked into the restaurant. He was obviously homeless, and all of a sudden, his mother’s words were in his head reminding him to be the person she raised him to be. He snapped to attention and smiled at the man as he dropped a handful of dirty coins onto the counter.
When Matthew got home, he found his mother and told her about the good deed he had done for the homeless man. She wrote about her son’s generosity on Facebook.
“Proud mom moment! Matthew worked this evening, and a homeless gentleman walked in the restaurant with 50 cents and asked if there was anything on the menu he could buy. Matthew asked him what he would order if he could, and the man said anything would help his hunger pains.
That’s when things took a turn into the realm of ‘instant karma.’
“Not only did she write the company to let them know about the caring employee they had working for them, (but) she also rewarded my son with a very generous tip! So proud to be his mom and I can pat myself on the back knowing that I’ve played a part in raising this big-hearted young man.”