On the Road: Waitress receives the tip of a lifetime

As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Melissa Mainier, a Pennsylvania waitress who, thanks to a generous tipper, paid off her entire nursing school debt.

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Author J David ( ago)
Faith in humanity restored....Good man...

Author Max R ( ago)
Very nice dude. Period.

Author aljacko1 ( ago)
Great story.

Author Aric Mackenthun ( ago)
She is a very beautiful young woman. I wish her nothing but the very best for her future.

Author Aric Mackenthun ( ago)
She is a very beautiful young woman. I wish her nothing but the very best for the rest of her life.

Author Aric Mackenthun ( ago)
She is a very beautiful young woman. I wish her nothing but the very best for the rest of her life.

Author LOWE sonia ( ago)
This is what we hope all wealthy people would do . Thank you Sir you are a gentleman

Author William Todd ( ago)
This is great to see. Sometimes things like this happen and the person ends up blowing the money or never follows through with their schooling. Love to see that she followed through, and now is looking at getting another degree. Awesome job to both.

Author mark marchiafava ( ago)
the BETTER way to have done it would have been anonymously.

Author JP ( ago)
What a good person!

Author Charles Williams ( ago)
God bless him

Author Chris Bowman ( ago)
'Knight in shining WALKER' LOL

Author Jesse Ruiz ( ago)
What a good man and great lady

Author clint rathman ( ago)
Melissa is adorable

Author Debbie Cooper ( ago)
what sweet man .... changing that young ladies life.... don't let him down

Author John Smith ( ago)
Sugar grandpa?

Author Talvin Rai ( ago)
Work work work work work

Author The mooch gang 2 plus ( ago)
That is nice of that old man!

Author Midnight toke ( ago)
Such a sweet old man, very humble about it all.

Author louvelle martinez ( ago)
May God continue to shower this great man a good health..

Author Dominic Gonsalvez ( ago)
God Bless him

Author Charles Eno ( ago)
Interviewer: "what were your plans for paying... did you have any plans?"
Rihanna comes on: "work work work work work"

Author thomas dolan ( ago)
You sir are awesome!

Author Don McNeil ( ago)
God Bless that Gentleman, it's so rare to see this sort of thing but it sure does warm the heart. Kinda like a volunteer Grandpa who recognized this Little Gal's potential and opened His Heart and Pocket Book.. Well Done..

Author TEXAS ( ago)
What a good man!
White people are awesome I don't care what America says!

Author James Jordan ( ago)
Steve Hartman you have me hook line and sinker your an addiction best news caster on this planet.

Author KbT Yang ( ago)
truly bless

Author countryboy daily vlogs ( ago)
I live 5 min from Harrisburg hospital I was born there my mom use to be a nurse at holy sport hospital I have plans to become an emt

Author Rahatul Ashekin ( ago)
it's good

Author Pagliacci ( ago)
talk about being at the right place at the right time!

Author BED WETTER ( ago)
I'm gonna be cremated on top of all mine, its coming with me.

Author Plumpy ( ago)
Did he say hwhipped cream?

Author Deedee Gee ( ago)
What a "Good" Man.

Author Zahid Sheikh ( ago)

Author Reflow1000 ( ago)
Top Bloke, God bless him.

Author P Foster ( ago)
yay! his gift is the gift that will keep on giving for generations to come for choosing to give it to a nurse! She will undoubtedly use her gifts, the one he gave her and the one she will give many, through caring for the needs of her patients! Score! Watch as the dominoes fall infinitely and in a positive direction! Hip hip to the good samaritan!

Author Reg Tau ( ago)
So good to serve the world with kindness...

Author Susan Moore ( ago)
What a wonderful story.

Author Power_Moves ( ago)
I hope I become rich to help out the homeless and others it would be a awesome feeling :) :)

Author VTR RAGE ( ago)
i wish i could do that. I wish i had money to give to people. But, i'm only 16 and work at a job that pays min. wage. Not much i  can do, all i have been able to do is buy people's snacks at gas stations.. Still love their reactions though. Truly amazing feeling...

Author jiujitsu290 ( ago)
A class act plain and simple.

Author 123Anewor ( ago)
A philantrophist with a HUGE heart. May his gestures create a ripple.... God bless him more!  

Author Major Tom ( ago)
a happy story
a happy millionaire
sharing and caring is a gift
well done

Author Aerial Fox ( ago)
Here is a story.
A child is born on planet earth. Man goes to it and says "You will not receive any knowledge and education unless you give me this piece of paper called 'money'. "
Child says "As a human being, I'm entitled to learning about this universe and science and medicine. What is this piece of paper you refer to ? Why is the paper needed ? I don't have it." Man replies "Then you shall be denied all source of knowledge and schooling and education. Sorry."
Another man goes to the child and gives her some pieces of paper. Child is confused, but happy. Man 1 is happy. Man 2 is happy. Everybody appreciate Man 2.
 ---- Far far away, an Alien seeing all this from another planet is confused and asks his partner - "I have the same questions as the child. Why is the paper needed ? We never use any such paper and are still scientifically advanced and loving and affectionate. And why is Man 1 behaving differently from Man 2 ?"
( You can complete the story in whichever way you want.... but try to answer the questions before. )

Author MrIHave Tourettes ( ago)
Shit like this pisses me off. Because you know there's someone out there that was in her situation and is still in that situation. I bet there's even people she works with that still haven't paid off their debts but some old fuck paid her bills. Just imagine how they feel. It's ridiculous.

Author Corcaigh Rebel ( ago)
These are great segments, hope CBS Evening News keeps them going, people need such stories and wonderful examples.

Author Jesse Tibbs ( ago)
God Bless you sir ! 

Author Jake Hollywood (1101 year ago)

Author cfytr2k ( ago)
beautiful 8D great to see the lady get what she worked so hard for. & even GREATER of this old guy, WHAT AN ABSOLUTE GODDAMN HERO! I don't believe in the desert-cult god. but I kinda hope there's something to the fairytale - so that when this old guy clocks off, he goes to heaven & the desert god shifts over on it's throne ;)

Author Jesson Abragan ( ago)
She soo prettyyy.... omfg

Author Patricia Ronchi Ronchi ( ago)
What a wonderful soul.  However, education should be free and accessible to ALL!

Author jamesparker ( ago)
The old man fancies her...

Author Try Me ( ago)
So much good in this world and so many good people... I restore my trust in humanity...

Author McAVIT Yourway ( ago)
What a wonderful old gentleman!

Author Wilbur Snaffel ( ago)
This guy is the sort of people I want to meet in Heaven. What a great guy. Bless his heart.

Author rhonda mick ( ago)
What a wonderful man. Good to see that some billionaires are generous.

Author RANKA SEKULIC (1099 years ago)
Just congratulated the graduating class at the Governor's Palace in Rijeka,Croatia and now I am waiting for a Philantropist to pay for my lunch!!! Best,Ranka

Author Lalo Hamadeh ( ago)
Share it so people learn to share .

Author SK Agee ( ago)
Love happy endings... ♥ :)

Author wladwlad ( ago)
It's not a heart-warming story. It's actually horrifying that she needs a wealthy Samaritan to pay for her education. What a twisted country the US is.

Author JuukezeBarbie ( ago)
Angels do exist..what a beautiful life event

Author Gerald Boxer ( ago)
Thank You CBS and Mr. Hartman

Author Roy Galvan ( ago)
Real lovely souls .

Author Marshal Ng ( ago)

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