An anonymous country music singer left a generous tip for a hard working mother after ordering a meal to-go.
According to WGHP, Shirell “Honey” Lackey was in the midst of working a double shift at a Waffle House, while also taking care of her baby girl and tending to restaurant customers, in Greensboro, North Carolina, when a popular country singer ordered a meal to-go.
The singer, who Lackey wants to keep anonymous, left a $1,000 tip and some words of encouragement. In addition to the singer’s $1,000 tip, someone from his entourage also left her a $50 tip.
“He was like, ‘I have to respect a mother that would do whatever it takes to support their child in a society where people don’t even want to work anymore,’” Lackey said of the country singer’s message of encouragement alongside the generous tip.
Lackey was working a double from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. and had no means of childcare, forcing her to bring her daughter to work with her.
Not only did the anonymous singer give Lackey the generous tip, but he also gave her two concert tickets for his upcoming show in town and sent baby clothes and toys to her home for her daughter Bella.
“It feels good to be recognized. I mean, I don’t do it to be recognized, I do it because Bella is everything — but it’s nice to be recognized for doing the things we do as mothers,” Lackey said.