Couple Buys Sweethearts Valentine's Day Dinner in Unusual Act of Restaurant Kindness (PHOTO)

champagne at restaurant tableAs it turns out, Valentine's Day isn't just for cynics and over-the-top types who overshare on Facebook. There are others who seem to think of the holiday as a perfect opportunity to spread the love. Like an unidentified elderly couple from Pittsburgh who took it upon themselves to treat two young college students on a date to a $250 dinner at an upscale restaurant last Thursday.

The couple apparently footed the bill for Reddit user gnomiegnomie, who was dining at a nearby table at Pittsburgh's Eleven restaurant. The gift was revealed in a note.

Check it out ...


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Awww! So amazing, right? I wouldn't be surprised if the couple who received the note were wondering if they were being Punk'd! Because, unfortunately, it seems that more often than not, we tend to have experiences with strangers that are more negative than not while dining out. Seriously, why does it seem like some people are hell-bent on being on their absolute worst behavior when they're dining out? Take, for instance, what happened to the Applebee's waitress who was recently refused a tip by the pastor ... Ugh

But at least judging from this fantastic story, every now and then, you come across people who actually restore your faith in humanity. And that paired with the fact that the young couple plans to "pay it forward" by treating another couple next Valentine's Day just goes to show that kindness among strangers does actually exist. What's even more heartwarming is that this is the second tale of someone anonymously paying for someone else's meal we've heard in a while. And that's as sweet as it is inspiring.

How would you react if you were the recipient of a similar generous, random act of kindness?

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