Aaron's Last Wish - A $500 Tip For Pizza

Our Indiegogo campaign to bring $500 tips to all 50 states: http://igg.me/at/aarons50states/x/853489


My brother passed away July 7, 2012. His final wish in his will, if he left enough money, was that we have pizza and give the waiter or waitress a $500 tip. Aaron never had much money , and he didn't have enough to make this happen, so I started a website and took donations. On July 10 we were able to make his wish come true for the first time.

We think he just wanted to provide a random act of kindness and generosity for someone he thought was under appreciated; the kind of thing that would make a lasting impact they would never forget. If you want to keep his legacy going, please feel free to donate. So far we have collected over $1000 so we will definitely be doing this again, for another random waiter or waitress, very soon! Each time we have $500 we will do it again, even if that means going out to eat multiple times a day.


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James SkellingtonJames Skellington (2 months ago)
God Is Great!

suman sahusuman sahu (4 months ago)

Mitchell AMitchell A (5 months ago)
Where it all begins...;)

Ben RifkinBen Rifkin (8 months ago)
Why can't these sorts of videos trend?

Kerin CokefloatKerin Cokefloat (10 months ago)
Read your story on RBN.

FiresenzFiresenz (1 year ago)
this made me cry :)

Uyeng JumhanaUyeng Jumhana (1 year ago)
she is pretty

Max RMax R (1 year ago)
That's the weirdest fucking name for a place to eat

Alexander GlaeserAlexander Glaeser (1 year ago)
sowas finde ich einfach nur gut ich hab es heute im fernseher gesehen und ohne scherz mir kamen die tränen mein herzliches beileid

steveyj75steveyj75 (1 year ago)
it's so nice to see nice stuff. everyone here is nice. what an amazingly nice and kind last wish. Seriously, thanks for doing this and posting it. Nice!

Madison MatthewsMadison Matthews (1 year ago)
my mother gave someone a 500$ tip and they cried and when we go to the restaurant she always gives her a hug

Mitch DrabenstottMitch Drabenstott (1 year ago)
What if they planned to give a $500 tip but got horrible service? Would they still give it to them?

berniemacsgreatesthiberniemacsgreatesthi (1 year ago)
Seth & Aaron = Fucking badasses

ZCorp AlphaZCorp Alpha (1 year ago)
$ 500 ? That not that much, no offense

Irsad AnsariIrsad Ansari (1 year ago)
+antonio garcia lol

KenseiKensei (1 year ago)
get your spoiled ass outta here

AncientGod666AncientGod666 (1 year ago)
*tips fedora

Mohamed NyaMohamed Nya (1 year ago)
+Million$unny dooooooood

RS2002RS2002 (1 year ago)

Wiffleball PlayersWiffleball Players (1 year ago)
Not to be rude but how did he pass?

daniel mchaledaniel mchale (1 year ago)

BagIsFullBagIsFull (1 year ago)
If I ever make it one day. This is the type of shit I'm gonna do.

Dragonlord732 GamingDragonlord732 Gaming (1 year ago)
Aww, that's kind

Joe DavilaJoe Davila (2 years ago)
Listen...apparently it is obvious that he set up a website for donations to keep pouring in to make money.  What is 500 bucks, make a video handing it over to someone else..post it on youtube..and advertise a website?  If you brother died...wouldn't you want him to RIP?  I smell a scam, because he is surrounded by other family members who have worn T shirts advertising the website.

kaneplayakaneplaya (1 year ago)
+Joe Davila I'm curious who the victim is if this is true.

Gary WillisGary Willis (2 years ago)
people have inspired me to do stuff like that and i want to give 50 dollors (all my money) to a waitrest like that

Pimpy CotePimpy Cote (2 years ago)
This is in Kentucky

mxtxbmxtxb (2 years ago)
Ich habs mir auch angesehen im fernseher echt krass sowas auf die beine zu stelle ln

TakemysenfTakemysenf (2 years ago)
just saw a report on this vid in German TV, made me tear up. RIP Aaron. Your great family will continue with your spirit

ViGa 1989ViGa 1989 (1 year ago)
+BattlefieldGameplay German u wieso 500$? woran starb er

BattlefieldGameplay GermanBattlefieldGameplay German (2 years ago)
Haha ich habs auch grad bei Galileo gesehen. :D

TecknoHDTecknoHD (2 years ago)
Gallileo ?

Felix KönigFelix König (2 years ago)
jup...vor drei sekunden im fernsehenXD

Nicole GaertnerNicole Gaertner (2 years ago)
Jo :-)

Pinglei WangPinglei Wang (2 years ago)
So am i

TecknoHDTecknoHD (2 years ago)

LimbofishLimbofish (2 years ago)
Seth, I watched every of your 99 videos during the last two days...and from the first to the last they all gave me tears in my eyes. This is probably the best series i've ever watched and i hope you can repeat it many more times!

AltarEgoAltarEgo (2 years ago)
RIP Aaron...the world is much less of a place without you here..~

Mom's SpaghettiMom's Spaghetti (2 years ago)
Those bills are so crisp and straight. I think you printed them. *sirens* Here comes the FBI now!

Gav BaileyGav Bailey (2 years ago)
I've been watching the videos & think your brother would be very proud of you. RIP Aaron

TheSludgeManTheSludgeMan (2 years ago)
You can tell it's been a while since he got laid by how much he made the most of that hug

APieceCalledTyroneAPieceCalledTyrone (6 months ago)
Are you serious? That's what you got out of this video?!

Mr60610Mr60610 (1 year ago)
+TheSludgeMan LOL savage!

TheSludgeManTheSludgeMan (2 years ago)
Just jokin' fella. I love this video.

Seth CollinsSeth Collins (2 years ago)
To be honest I don't even remember any of this happening because my little brother had just died 3 days earlier.

Cillian corrCillian corr (2 years ago)
R.I.P Aaron Collins, ignore the hate on this video, it is inspiring, they just don't realise what you have done, I respect your entire family

ThisIsTurok1ThisIsTurok1 (2 years ago)
$500 tip?! He must be rich.

What does he do for a living, because I don't make that kind of money.

ThisIsTurok1ThisIsTurok1 (2 years ago)
I haven't had an issue yet. Just keep off Facebook and when you comment Online use a fictitious name, like you're doing now.
No harm no foul.

nerdofilonerdofilo (2 years ago)
I agree with you, but that doesnt apply at your workplace, basically because you are not free there, because there are influences, power, etc.

ThisIsTurok1ThisIsTurok1 (2 years ago)
This is the way I look at it and it's a very basic philosophy that has served society since before the time of Jesus.

Honor your family and friends while they're alive.
That means you don't wait until a relative is dead to weep, and say I wish we could have done this or that.

Also, charity begins at home, not anywhere else.

I don't have any pity for beggars. I've had to work for everything I have and I have no respect for people that ask me for handout. If I give something, it's of my own free will.

I don't bungle over peer pressure and I could give a flying fuck what people think of me.

If you put that philosophy to work, you will succeed at everything you attempt. Trust me.

Serve God, honor your family, friends, and have respect for yourself in everything you do. Treat your body as the temple of the Lord and seek wisdom and ignore the lies that seek to ensnare us.

nerdofilonerdofilo (2 years ago)
neither do I, when someone is dead.. good luck and see you later, but forget about me doing last wishes, not even for my parents

ThisIsTurok1ThisIsTurok1 (2 years ago)
I don't know, I'm not a genie, I don't grant wishes. =P

torontothegoodtorontothegood (2 years ago)
totally random for the recipient ... but what if the service was awful?

KunoKuno (2 years ago)
This is for all the Euros who hate big-tipping Americans... now what??

KunoKuno (2 years ago)
Isn't it usually the Europeans who judge Americans for tipping too much...?

Gatis LočmelisGatis Ločmelis (2 years ago)
We don't tip because waiters/servers here get a normal paycheck, it's not necessary. Most Europeans who go to America don't even know that, so don't judge. 

DMA2SupermanDMA2Superman (2 years ago)

GreenDayisAmazingGreenDayisAmazing (2 years ago)
Idk Aaron, but he seems like he was an awesome guy! You all are awesome!!

MrAgrippa91313MrAgrippa91313 (2 years ago)
Within 5 seconds I recognized that area, then I saw my dentists office in the background. Very proud of my city, and while I never knew Aaron (though if he is from Lex I probably knew him via someway or another) he is clearly a shining example to the rest of us. bravo.

Awesome MeAwesome Me (2 years ago)
God bless him rip Collins he is in heaven who helped a waitress he has my last name

mikeydeeificationmikeydeeification (2 years ago)
Someone got laid that night

pass♥itonpass♥iton (2 years ago)
This could have been exexuted way better

QurkzQurkz (3 years ago)
Wow my name is aaron

ralphus44ralphus44 (3 years ago)
Don't mean to be cynical, but it sure makes it easy when the recipient is a hot young woman.

torontothegoodtorontothegood (2 years ago)
fuck the cynicallity.... after a long week of meaningless riveting on an assembly line, i want some eye candy to serve me my brew and my pepperoni pizza pie!

Jordan PeaJordan Pea (3 years ago)
Hot young women are usually who pizza shop owners are looking to sling their pizzas. Take a look around next time you're sitting down for pizza ;)

Troy NguyenTroy Nguyen (3 years ago)
What a fucking asshole this Aaron guy was.
Giving away money to fat americans.
He should've given to people who needed it. Half the waitresses i seen in these vids are fat bushpigs.

ewedonutfaysmiewedonutfaysmi (2 years ago)
+Troy Nguyen Clearly you're the asshole who can't squash his inner rage lmao.  

Troy NguyenTroy Nguyen (2 years ago)
So their MO is to guilt trip patrons to take care of THEIR employee' wages? Great business model..

mortic0nmortic0n (2 years ago)
Since you've clearly not kept up with, well, any news ever, let me enlighten you: a majority of servers live off their tips because most restaurants pay, in actuality, about 2 dollars an hour, give or take. So whatever waiters make from their tips is what they are taking home to pay their bills with. And unless you're a waiter at an extremely fancy expensive restaurant, your chance of taking home enough tips to comfortably pay your bills - taking into consideration the customers that stiff you on tips - is extremely slim. This is extremely difficult information to miss seeing as it is a problem President Obama has gone on national television to address, so congratulations on missing it.

Don't get all mad just because the money wasn't given to you, sweetheart.

iWeoponryiWeoponry (3 years ago)
god bless you dude i pray for peace and happiness in you and your families lives.

Top's ViralTop's Viral (3 years ago)
R.I.P AARON :'-)

Daniel UngerDaniel Unger (3 years ago)
What an awesome idea. Rest in peace

FancyBloxFancyBlox (3 years ago)
R.I.P Aaron, you will be missed! :,) You were a great person!

cwilly yuppcwilly yupp (3 years ago)
i stayed up all night watching all of your videos. This is amazing! im in fort wayne Indiana and will be taking a bike trip to louisville Kentucky when it gets warm. Maybe i will get to experience this amazing gesture!

TheYemeniGuy123TheYemeniGuy123 (3 years ago)
I make the arab monaaayyyy

Daniel TelkampDaniel Telkamp (3 years ago)
Aaron R.I.P.

птн пнх хлоптн пнх хло (3 years ago)
I'm still can't understand - why 413 people don't like this last will??? Could someone explain that for me?

oyetosoyetos (3 years ago)
Simple, because they are Heartless Assholes! That's it the one and only reason.

Mad LifeMad Life (3 years ago)
God is one......

Joe AlcornJoe Alcorn (3 years ago)
God Bless you Aaron

Jennifer IronsJennifer Irons (3 years ago)
What a great way to make a waiter's day. Please help me in spreading goodness by watching my video "It's Good-ness," which features two adorable kids encouraging people to do good in their communities: http://youtu.be/zGisf8co3Zs

Macy RuhlMacy Ruhl (3 years ago)
I would have cried had I had this happen to me. That's such a generous thing to do. Amazing.

Wyatt HoodWyatt Hood (3 years ago)
Lexington Kentucky!!!! I remember that Waitress!!!!!!

Tamar KoopmanTamar Koopman (3 years ago)
I was talking about your generalisation.

Sal. ASal. A (3 years ago)
you are one racist disgusting piece of shit.

Bubble HashBubble Hash (3 years ago)
she started fanning herself with the money! Classic!!!

hahahahahaha2366hahahahahaha2366 (3 years ago)
You're very right, every single video I go on where someone gives a big tip, money/food to the homeless or something else gets bashed by 100s of haters, I just can't comprehend why idiots bash the living shit out of nice people.

Allenwinget55Allenwinget55 (3 years ago)
My god, can't anyone do something nice and genuine on this earth without people losing their fucking minds? Seriously, eat shit and die if you have nothing better to do with your life, other than to be full of hate.

Tamar KoopmanTamar Koopman (3 years ago)
Doe toch niet zo naïef.

Tamar KoopmanTamar Koopman (3 years ago)
That's the point. They could have used the $500 dollars to benefit themselves, they chose to donate in their passed relative's name.

Tamar KoopmanTamar Koopman (3 years ago)
That's terrible. I live in the Netherlands, and the average wage for employees between the ages of 14-18 is about 5 euros (~ $6,80) per hour.

Tamar KoopmanTamar Koopman (3 years ago)
That's very disrespectful.

juggalo2112juggalo2112 (3 years ago)
Ignore them, they are not worth wasting time on.....The haters should do us all a favor and just go kill themselves. There is enough negativity in the world.

Life With EssenceLife With Essence (3 years ago)
This is awesome!

Felix KoscharFelix Koschar (3 years ago)
so this video is proof that also something positive that actually makes sense can go viral... just imagine someone making a video that touches and inspires everyone so much that the world is actually finally saved... wouldn't that be quite epic?? lol sounds maybe totally crazy... but not impossible!

ohbabycarpediemohbabycarpediem (3 years ago)
i heard about this story on NRP a few weeks ago, didn't know there was a video of it. really cool

Evil OdlawEvil Odlaw (3 years ago)
It woulda been soo funny if at the end you went "nah just kiddin, gimme my money back bitch!"

dennismlnsdennismlns (3 years ago)
Maybe that is why I never need waitresses at the place I am manager, My girls get $8 an hour(starting) PLUS tips.
(I'd tell you where, but might get inundated by applications)

PBMS123PBMS123 (3 years ago)
Exactly, but because they get tipped that's what make it up.
The Fair Labor Standards Act requires a minimum wage of $2.13 for tipped workers with the expectation that wages plus tips total no less than $7.25 per hour. The employer must pay the difference if total income does not add up to $7.25 per hour.
Therefore tipping actually forces the low wage, if everyone didn't tip the employer is required to make up the difference.

dennismlnsdennismlns (3 years ago)
They HAVE to pay the minimum wage, something about a federal law requiring it. Oh, the EMPLOYER will not have the problem, he will still get the $28.00 an hour weather the waitstaff gets tips or not, so he doesn't give a shit one way or the other.

TPizzle83TPizzle83 (3 years ago)
Better than your hick-ass username.

John MalloryJohn Mallory (3 years ago)
You want 500 dolla!?
Yes I want 500 dolla!
500 dolla!
500 dolla!

TPizzle83TPizzle83 (3 years ago)
Meanwhile a clusterfucked GOP's last wish is to kill a few poor people.

PBMS123PBMS123 (3 years ago)
If people stopped tipping it would force the employers to pay minimum wage.

Jimmy DayesJimmy Dayes (3 years ago)
Well in my state that is what they make. They make around $3 an hour. And then tips are added in to make it to a minimum wage. I guess it all depends on the state, restaurant. My sister works at IHOP, she gets paid $3.12 an hour. Minimum wage here is 7.25 an hour. But she does get tips.

itb20vitb20v (3 years ago)
Thats so cool may your brother rest in peace.

melvinthesharkmelvintheshark (3 years ago)
Ranger you ignorant fuck STFU

tyler rhinetyler rhine (3 years ago)
Naaa let them find it

TwinBladeTwinBlade (3 years ago)
Waiters and Waitresses don't qualify for minimum wage protection, the gov't makes it that way.

KaesarKaesar (3 years ago)
Because they're trying to get people to donate so they can do more of this? It was made clear like 5 times in this video and in the description...

freelandr2865freelandr2865 (3 years ago)
make a show on called "Waiting to Exhale" and be a crappy customer but at the end give then $500! it'd improve waitressing every where

freelandr2865freelandr2865 (3 years ago)
could've used that $500 to buy a better camera.

RaindropsOnRosesRaindropsOnRoses (3 years ago)
No.. that's under minimum wage.. maybe like 7 dollars an hour.

whackedout!whackedout! (3 years ago)
Good on you.

Jennifer NavarroJennifer Navarro (3 years ago)
The gratitude on her face speaks volumes!! If I had $500 I would donate it to this girl at ihop she's the sweetest thing ever always serving others and helping her family such a great young lady =]

fcoronel1fcoronel1 (3 years ago)
Actually, I think you told someone you wanted to punch them in the throat about a year ago..Just saying..

Jimmy DayesJimmy Dayes (3 years ago)
I hope people know waiters/waitresses only make an average around $3 an hour. if even. so this was well deserved.

Tango OneninerTango Oneniner (3 years ago)
Faith in humanity restored

Ofek Bar-elOfek Bar-el (3 years ago)
No. No,no no no.

Dez BryantDez Bryant (3 years ago)
Give her a tip .... He gets hug ... Well if it was me I would take her out to diner and then have some fun with her

Kyle HendricksKyle Hendricks (3 years ago)
anyone else see the 12 year old playing on a tablet in the corner of the shot

BDUB715230BDUB715230 (3 years ago)
There are homeless people, you just can't always see it. Cool it with the classic "My European country is better than America." And actually, there's a homeless man named Steve that hangs around my college campus. I have lunch with him every Thursday

oranjuhoranjuh (3 years ago)
There are no homeless people in my town. If there were, they would freeze to die every winter. But this is Holland, not America, lol. Go figure.... Oh, and when did you gave a sandwich to a homeless person? If ever?

Inked40Inked40 (3 years ago)
this was awesome. you guys rock. inspiring

Cramz879Cramz879 (3 years ago)
I'm buying the ps4 with that

レイナレイナ (3 years ago)
Aww so cute.

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