Mother-child bonding has evolved to be the strongest connection in nature. The intense attachment between a mother and her kid is above every relationship in this world. And sadly, when a mother loses her child- whether it be a baby who died in the womb or the one who was 50 years old – a part of her dies as well.
The death of a child is a pain no one can bear and this can cause anyone to shut down but a brave family on losing their boy stayed proactive and decided to start giving a scholarship in the name of their son.
This scholarship went viral when a waitress came into the whole picture. She got a chance to get $3000 tip due to the scholarship. But along with that tip, there were few conditions.
What were those conditions? Let's know.
Rees Specht was just a few weeks away from turning 2-year-old when he got drowned in backyard pond and passed away.
While this pain could shatter anyone, Richard and his spouse did something different.
They remained proactive and started the scholarship. The scholarship focuses on 'pay it forward' initiative to remind everyone about the importance of community, compassion, and respect.
The message had been getting across everyone because of an inspirational event.
It all started when an unknown diner sat down for the meal in the restaurant in Times Square.
He decided to follow the message 'pay it forward' and thought to left a generous gift for the waitress there.
Exactly. The waitress was about to get almost a 7,000 percent tip.
On the back of credit card slip, the unknown diner wrote this to that waitress:
'Thank you for your kindness and humility. My teacher in middle school had such a difficult experience a few years ago, which has sparked me to do this. My only requirements are:
1.) Go to ReesSpechtLife.com and learn!
2.) Don't let "Pay it forward" end with you.
3.) Since it's about the idea and not about you, or me, if you decide to share this, don't use either or our names!
Thank you for being around for all of my shows on and off Broadway. I hope that someday someone gives as much love and happiness into the world as you do.'
She tracked down Specht and shared the touching gesture with him.
Richard found that it was his student to whom he taught nearly 10 years ago. He was surprised by his student's actions.
He said, "To think that someone I had a decade ago would honour my little boy, or even remember his eighth-grade science teacher in such a way, blows me away".
Changing personal tragedies into something beautiful is just out of the world. This is something that puts our life into meaningful perspective.