Waitress Returns $1,700 Cash Left on Table at Buffalo Wild Wings
(ABC News) — An honest waitress is being praised for returning a customer’s money earlier this month, after it was left on a table at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.
“Absolutely, I would do the same thing if I found the money again,” Kaylie Cyr of Auburn, Maine told ABC News. “It definitely wouldn’t feel right keeping the money if it belonged to someone else. I know if it was my money, I’d be happy if someone returned it to me, so that was kind of my incentive.”
Cyr, 24, said she was working the dinner shift on March 10, when a man named Glenn Morse stopped in to the Portland, Maine location with his friend.
“They just came in for some appetizers and drinks and after they had cashed out is when I realized that they forgot the cash on the table,” Cyr said. “I looked inside and saw a big stack of 100 dollar bills. You hear those stories where people give those huge tips, but after seeing his name on the envelope, I knew it wasn’t the case.”
Cyr, who has been working for the Buffalo Wild Wings franchise for two years, immediately turned the money in to the manager on duty that night.
“We’re super proud of her,” said the restaurant’s general manager Louie Golden.
“She sort of exemplifies the habits that make her an awesome employee,” he said. “She has extremely good qualities that we look for in everybody we hire.”
Cyr said one week after she returned the cash, Morse and his friend came back to the restaurant and rewarded her with a $100 bill.
“They told me how grateful they were and how much it reflected on my character,” Cyr said. “Obviously, I was grateful for the $100. It was very nice of them.”
Glenn Morse, of Portland, Maine, told ABC News that he called the restaurant the next morning after he noticed his money was missing.
“When I tried to follow up to find out who returned the money,[the manager] said nobody left a name,” Morse said. “You’d think someone would say, ‘It was me who did that great deed’ and I thought that was very impressive. She wasn’t been looking for a reward or praise. She was just a gracious, great person.”