New Jersey waitress and former Marine, Dayna Morales, was expecting a tip after doing her job and serving a party of four last Wednesday.
Instead, she received a hateful handwritten note from the patrons. It read: “I’m sorry, but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and the way you live your life.”
Morales, who is a lesbian, posted the receipt to Facebook and sent it to LGBT group Have A Gay Day’s Facebook page, where it’s received nearly 10,000 comments and 4,000 shares.
“I’m a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, NJ, and THIS is what happened to me today, Morales wrote, alongside the photo, “NEVER in a million years did I think this would happen...I am THOROUGHLY offended mad pissed off and hurt that THIS is what her kids will grow up learning and that I served in the Marines to keep ignorant people like them free.”
Luckily, Americans were quick to take her side. Her post triggered support from across the globe, and over $1000 in donations were made to a PayPal account that she set up at the urging of other Facebook users.
“I’m still rather overwhelmed,” she told TODAY.com on Friday, “I’m beyond thankful for it. I’m speechless.”