When you work in a restaurant, you have to deal with all sorts of people and sometimes it can be very hard. People can be picky and even mean, and this was just the case with Walter “Buck” Swords.
Walter was a regular customer at Luby’s restaurant in Brownsville, TX. But this 89-year-old WWII veteran was so difficult with his demands that all the stuff refused to serve him, everyone but waitress Melina Salazar. She kept her calmness, and was always patient no matter how mean he would be.
One day, Swords stopped coming and she thought that it was peculiar. But then she read in the papers that he died. What Salazar didn’t know was that he mentioned her in his will. He left her $50,000 fortune and a car! Salazar was in disbelief!
Apparently, she was the only one nice to Swords in the final days of his life. I suppose this is the best proof that it pays out to be kind.