Deaf Waitress Can’t Understand Man’s Order. He Tracks Her Down To Make Move She’ll Never Forget
Kristin Danley 4/27/2017
Keri Marie Carlson is a waitress at GW Carson's restaurant in Branford, Connecticut. As a single mom of an eight-year-old daughter and six-year-old son, money can be tight. But Keri Marie works hard to make ends meet.
For this reason, Keri Marie hadn't had the money to get her hearing aid fixed. Even though she worked in a noisy, busy restaurant, she made it work with just one. Then one day, a stranger completely caught her off guard...
When Keri Marie greeted one particular couple at the restaurant and escorted them to their seats, she had to ask them to repeat themselves a couple of times because she just couldn't hear well at that moment.
The male customer noticed she was only wearing one hearing aid and asked her if she normally wore two.
Keri Marie said she did, but her other one was broken. She left the conversation at that and began asking them for their drink order. Then the mother of two left their table with her customary big smile.
It's Keri Marie's big heart and huge smile that usually wins over her customers. In fact, when Keri Marie isn't working or taking care of her kids, she volunteers as a princess through an organization called CT Princess Parties LLC, where she graces parties for special needs children as a princess there to make their event brighter.
Keri Marie burst into tears and cried in his arms. Her employer, Jim Kirtopoulos, who owns the restaurant, decided to do something, too. He began selling T-shirts and funneling a portion of the money to the American Society for Deaf Children.
More people now are learning about hearing impairment and what it means to be deaf. For Keri Marie, it means she lives life to the fullest, whether or not she has one or two functioning hearing aids.
Here's more about this inspirational story and the kind-hearted customer.
Thanks to the gift from a generous customer, Keri Marie finally had her second hearing aid fixed. What a wonderful story about a stranger's compassion and how one act of kindness made a world of difference for a young mom.