A dish of ice cream

by Stephen on May 7, 2012 · 14 comments

in Touching Stories

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

“How much is an ice cream sundae?”

“50 cents,” replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of coins in it.

“How much is a dish of plain ice cream?” he inquired. Some people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was a bit impatient.

“35 cents,” she said brusquely.

The little boy again counted the coins. “I’ll have the plain ice cream,” he said.

The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and departed.

When the waitress came back, she began wiping down the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw.

There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were 15 cents – her tip.

Author Unknown

Moral: don’t judge the book by its cover!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gopal May 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Very touching!!

2 Osi May 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm

He took plain icecream just so he’ll leave her tips…at tymz words don’t even qualify enough.

3 Ellye Bell May 25, 2012 at 1:03 pm

So sweet =)))))

4 Arun June 15, 2012 at 7:49 am

Too good and so interesting.

5 Sania July 3, 2012 at 9:32 am

A good story but not that satisfactory.

6 Arddy October 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

How thoughtful!!

7 Nevra Oma Cara November 12, 2012 at 2:12 am

@Sania, it was a good and satisfactory story, do you know what it means for a little boy to deny himself such pleasure so as to leave a tip for the waitress?

It’s such a touching and most satisfactory story I’ve come accross.

8 Doris Guerra March 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Yes!!! This is really a touching story..

9 Michelle Fernandez April 15, 2013 at 7:57 am

Very thoughful and provoking. We need more soft hearted people in this world so that others can be helped with these little sacrifices. God bless the writer of this story who taught us a great lesson.

10 Jayr tutor April 26, 2013 at 3:27 am

God bless :)

11 Vishal Rathod August 10, 2013 at 9:24 am

Heart touching story how some human understand other and take care.

12 Aashim August 11, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Awesome story.

13 Larry Ramos August 24, 2013 at 4:28 am

Heartbreaking story, the only island left as a refuge in a breaking world! This is what gratitude and appreciation shared is all about. Kudos to the writer!

14 Raj April 30, 2014 at 2:35 am

Touching story. What a 10 years old could know about taking care of other’s need despite of enjoying the full set of ice-cream. Lesson to be learn!

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