Paying it Forward

Today I had some tears brought to my eyes. Nothing bad, they were happy, heartfelt tears. 

See this morning the Hub's and I took the little to breakfast at our local Perko's Restaurant. It was your typical Sunday morning, well typical for it being Superbowl Sunday.
We sat down ordered our drinks and got the kiddos settled into coloring and playing tic-tac-toe on their little worksheets. We ordered our food and of course ate when the food came. About halfway through our meal our waitress came up to us to let us know a gentleman had paid our tab, he had asked her not to tell us until after he left.
I was so touched. Hub's and I have payed it forward for other families a few times before, but I myself have never been on the receiving end. It was one of those "So that's what that feels like" moments. It was even more heartfelt when Bug asked who it was because he wanted to thank him. I asked our waitress that if the gentleman happens to come in again to please Thank him for us.
As we finished our meal and got ready to leave we stopped at the register and paid for the older couple's tab that was across from us. I'm a big believer in paying it forward. Today I can finally say for myself it's a wonderful and fulfilling experience to have. 
I'm glad to know that there truly is goodness and kindness in this mixed up world we live in.

I hope one day everyone has a chance to have the same feeling as I had had today. Even the smallest gesture as giving someone a smile can change the day of the person on that receiving end. 
Thank you kind Sir, whomever you may be.