A series of events at the Waffle House have gone viral recently, and this summer, the attention is on one man handing out money at the restaurant. Read on to find out how this man is inspiring us to love every one.
Who is the Man Handing Out Money at the Waffle House?
Former member of the Obama administration, Kevin Cate, was at a Waffle House in Midway, Florida this summer, when he noticed a man sitting alone at a table. Cate noticed this man was attaching notes to one dollar and five dollar bills, and he became curious. So Cate greeted the man and asked him about the money and notes.
According to Cate, the man handing out money had been doing it since 2014, after his mom passed away and her last words were “love every one.”
Cate was so moved by the man, he snapped a photo and posted it to Twitter.
Saw this man sitting by himself at a Waffle House in Midway, Florida.
So I said hello and asked him what he was doing with that money. pic.twitter.com/UY2uBW7hXE
— Kevin Cate (@KevinCate) July 9, 2022
In his conversation with the man at the Waffle House, Cate learned the man handing out money had given away more than $13,000. He’d primarily done this to strangers, and at the Waffle House specifically, only because it is his favorite restaurant. And, of course, because of his mother’s last words, the man also gave people notes that said, “love every one.” It’s a way for him to honor his mother.
According to Cate, the man said he makes copies of the love every one note every few days so he always has one to give away with the $1 and $5 bills he gives away.
Man’s Love Every One Notes Make a Difference
Well, the man handing out money at the Waffle House went viral after Cate posted it to Twitter, and not only were the people who received the love every one and cash were moved by the man’s small gesture.
And people began sharing their own thoughts about love every one and what it means to them. One Twitter user shared how his life changed when he almost died. This experience made loving others his priority.
I almost died last September, that is what I learned from the creator. Love everyone. Love is all it’s about.
— Justanothersmith (@DESmith45579358) July 10, 2022
Agreeing with the man handing out money at the Waffle House, another user shared how his own dad made a difference in people’s lives.
After my father died, an old family friend wrote to me: “Your dad always helped people out. He knew sometimes they were taking advantage of him, but he didn’t care. He figured it was worth it because you never know when someone really is in need.”
Words to live by.
— 🇺🇦 🌻The Pro-Democracy Carrie Sweet🌻🇺🇦 (@CarrieSweet2017) July 10, 2022
Yet another Twitter user tweeted about her aunt’s giving heart and the difference it made to her.
Yup. My Aunt used to say it was better to help someone who didn’t need it then to pass by someone who did…🤷🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/CAsVVjkEwi
— JenineGras🇨🇦honour🌲treaty🌲6! (@mrsorganguy) July 10, 2022
In case you’re wondering the man handing out money, wasn’t the first do-gooder to go viral at the Waffle House…