Customer Gives Favorite Cracker Barrel Waitress A Huge Surprise
Cailyn Finkel 6/12/2017
Gary and Roxann Tackett love Cracker Barrel - and, by all accounts, the two are regulars at the location near their Branson, Missouri home.
While they love many of the staff members there, one waitress holds a special place in their heart. That waitress, Cindi Grady, takes times to chat with the Tacketts and goes above and beyond to make each meal memorable.
Every time Gary and Roxann ate at Cracker Barrel, they noticed Cindi pulled up in a old clunker of a car. The driver's-side window had been broken out, the hood was barely attached and the headlights weren't functional. The car was in very poor shape.
But, with a disabled son at home and mountains of bills, a new ride just wasn't in the cards for Cindi.
That's why the Tacketts decided to do something special for their favorite waitress. At first they thought about repairing Cindi's car for her - then another idea crossed their minds!
During their next Cracker Barrel meal, Gary and Roxann asked for the other staff members' help to give Cindi the best tip ever!
Cindi's manager brought her out to the parking lot where the couple was waiting patiently. With a huge smile on his face, Gary handed over the keys to a 2008 Ford Fusion and walked her over to her brand new car!
The kind-hearted server was shocked by what the Tacketts had done and amazed by her gorgeous new car!
"You've got to be kidding me! I can't believe it, oh my God... It's beautiful!"
Cindi shared how much the Tackett's surprise not only meant to her, but to those around her as well.
"[This] has touched many people in my life, not only me. One co-worker said that they were glad they worked that day, it had restored his faith in mankind.
My insurance agent waived their fees. My mechanic put in a third brake-lite for free. These people are simply amazing and I thank God every day that he sent these people to me."
Now Cindi can travel to work, her son's medical appointments and run errands without worrying about her car! The Tacketts gave Cindi the gift of confidence and security at a time where she was really struggling.