Lisa has been working at the Empire Diner in New Jersey for the last 4 years, but when COVID hit, everything went downhill. She was off work from March through June, and upon returning to work, her car broke down.
"It was hard, it was very challenging. I'm a single mom with two kids. I have my own house. Paying the bills, trying to get everyone right, keep everyone happy.”
Lisa had been using Uber to get to work –- until now. On Sunday, a pair of regular customers gave her the tip of a lifetime: a Nissan Ultima.
"It's a blessing. They blessed me," Lisa said. "They are wonderful people. They come here constantly. They come here with their family. They're like family to me."
The generous customers didn't want their names out there, but did want to spread some joy to someone who could use it. The diner's owner Dervis Akturk said he couldn't think of anyone more deserving.
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