This story will help you see the good in both teenagers and New Jersey.
17-year-old Daniela Bossi works in a pizza shop in Hamilton, New Jersey. When her family friends Rick and Annette Lewallen came in for a slice last week, Daniela left them a sweet note and covered the bill using her tips as a kind gesture to the couple because Rick is battling brain cancer.
The note read, "For putting up the biggest fight, this one is on me." Rich and Annette were so moved they thanked Daniela for her kind words on Facebook, saying "The world is a better place because of people like you."
Annette told NJ.com that Rick is "a real positive guy," and he's been staying upbeat and active through his experimental cancer treatment at Memorial Sloane Kettering.
Of her act of generosity, Daniela said she thought "it was something so small," and she "didn't think it was any big deal." Thanks to the Internet, a ton of news outlets have picked up the story, and it is totally a big deal! Teenagers being awesome is definitely the stuff we like to see go viral.
Oh, and in case you're worried about Daniela spending all her tips because waitresses literally make less than minimum wage, the pizza shop reimbursed her for the Lewallen's meal. Thumbs up to everyone involved in this story!