A hard-working waitress in Hawaiireceived the tip of a lifetime duringone of her strenuous shifts earlier this week.
Cayla Chandara, 21, works doubles at two separate restaurants inWaikiki, Hawaii. Shes employed byCheesecake Factory during the day andNoi Thai Cuisine at night.
The go-getter moved to the island fromSanta Rosa, California, for college, but needed to stop taking classes because she couldnt afford tuition.
Instead of falling into debt, the student took a break from classesand decided to earn money that shed eventually put toward school expenses.
Based off the tip Cayla earned this week, shes not going to need to worry about student debt anymore.
During one of herrecent night shifts atNoi Thai Cuisine, Caylawaited on a couple from Australia who grew interested in hergoals.
Cayla told KHON 2,
They asked me where I was from, and I told them I moved here for school but I was kind of in a little bit of debt and I couldnt go back to school, because I couldnt afford it and the cost of living here.
After the customers finished their meal, they paid Cayla and left the restaurant.
Moments later, she looked at the receipt and realized they left her a whopping $400 tip.
According to CBS, Cayla was at a loss for words and wanted to hug them after realizing the tip they left her.
Luckily, the couple told her what hotel they were staying at, so she brought them flowers and a thank you note as a token of her appreciation.
Just when Cayla thought shed never see them again, a miracle happened.
Cayla eventually accepted the generous offer, and plans on returning to school this fall to pursue Liberal Arts and Business.
Referring to the anonymous couple, she said,
They told me the best way to thank them is to be my best possible self, dream big and strive for my goals.