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Single mom gets big tip, special request in Forsyth Co.
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CUMMING, Ga. -- A Forsyth County waitress recently got a surprise that she's likely to remember for many Christmases to come.

The holiday season is in full swing and so is the spirit of giving. This time of year, restaurants are packed with busy customers who want fast friendly service. But one family turned the tables extending a little holiday cheer of their own.

Meredith Goss has cheerfully served customers at Red Robin for the past four years. Little did she know in the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle that customers would take time to be attentive to her.

“We were talking about Christmas and the kids and they were asking me if I had any children and I told them I had a 4-year-old daughter,” Goss said.

And that’s when they turned the tables offering to serve her.

“They said they wanted to leave a nice tip for being Christmas and in the spirit of giving,” Goss said.

And that nice tip was by no means a few extra dollars.

“They left me a $200 tip,” she said. “I was kind of in shock, almost like you don’t have to do that, that’s way too much, you know. And they were politely insistent that I take it.”

That gesture came at just the right time, Goss said, because at the top of her little Gracelyn’s toy list was a pretty popular item.

“An Elsa doll,” she said.

Goss is used to taking orders but this customer’s request was unique.

“He told me to get her a big toy and to, instead of telling her it was from Santa Claus, tell her it was from Jesus,” she said. “The spirit of giving comes from being like Jesus and that’s what he enjoyed doing.”

It was a message Gracelyn and her step sister are learning together.

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