Pay it Forward movement hits Michigan woman with $500 tip - KMSP-TV

Pay it Forward movement hits Michigan woman with $500 tip

Posted: Updated:
Ashley Perez  (Credit: MyFox Detroit) Ashley Perez (Credit: MyFox Detroit)

Have you ever received a $500 tip?  Have you ever given a $500 tip?  There's a movement going across the country called Aaron's Wish that has a woman in Fraser feeling like her prayers were answered.

Ashley Perez of Fraser went to work at Buffalo Wild Wings, hoping to earn enough money to buy formula for her 6-month old daughter. 

She waited tables for a few hours and then her last table of the day offered her an amazing surprise.

John Wray, along with a group of his work colleagues from the company BRTRC, told Ashley about an organization called Aaron's Wish -- then promptly gave Ashley a $500 tip.

Play the video in the player above to get the full story from Fox 2's Maurielle Lue.

Aaron Collins of Kentucky died three weeks after he turned 30. He outlined three things he wanted when he died: to repay his parents any debt he may have owed, to give a homeless person some money and to leave "an awesome tip" for a waiter or waitress.

"I'm not talking about 25%. I mean $500 for a #@**!pizza," Collins wrote in his will, according to his brother.

Aaaron's request has started a movement.  Want to get involved: CLICK HERE >>

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 3-year-old shocked, downed power lines electrify fence

    3-year-old shocked, downed power lines electrify fence

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:51:19 GMT
    A 3-year-old boy is in the hospital after getting shocked by an electrical charge.
    A 3-year-old boy is in the hospital after getting shocked by an electrical charge.
  • Power outage numbers across southeast Michigan

    Power outage numbers across southeast Michigan

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:01:01 GMT
    As of 9 p.m., DTE Energy has restored power to 171,000 of the customers impacted by the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon. Approximately 15,000 customers remain without power.
    As of 9 p.m., DTE Energy has restored power to 171,000 of the customers impacted by the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon. Approximately 15,000 customers remain without power.
  • Detroit soccer team to compete for homeless world cup in New York

    Detroit soccer team to compete for homeless world cup in New York

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:03:06 GMT
    "Soccer's real popular right now, people are playing that have never played before," said Reginald Ikard. "It's a blessing, we're going to represent and try to win." Ikard is talking about his soccer team going to New York, representing Detroit with his teammates, all of whom used to be homeless.Sheilah Clay is president and CEO of the Neighborhood Service Organization."They didn't know anything about this, so it was an overwhelming thought of 'you want us to compete as a team and play in New...
    "Soccer's real popular right now, people are playing that have never played before," said Reginald Ikard. "It's a blessing, we're going to represent and try to win." Ikard is talking about his soccer team going to New York, representing Detroit with his teammates, all of whom used to be homeless.Sheilah Clay is president and CEO of the Neighborhood Service Organization."They didn't know anything about this, so it was an overwhelming thought of 'you want us to compete as a team and play in New...
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices