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Big Tip Brings Triplet-Raising Grandma to Tears

'Words can't describe how grateful I am'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2016 5:19 PM CDT
Big Tip Brings Triplet-Raising Grandma to Tears
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(Newser) – A bartending grandmother in North Dakota was floored by a tip left by two strangers last Saturday night, ABC News. According to the Grand Forks Herald, 48-year-old Shiela Weisgerber was talking about her 4-year-old triplet grandsons—who she's raised on her own practically since they were born—with customers at the First and Last Chance Bar in Lisbon when a couple who said they were in town for a funeral paid their $33 tab and left. When Weisgerber flipped over their receipt, she found a $300 tip and the message, "Take care of those boys!"

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"I went to the bathroom and I cried," Weisgerber tells ABC. "I was blown away because to me that's a lot of money." She plans on putting $100 from the tip into each grandson's savings account. Weisgerber volunteered to raise the triplets when they were 2 months old after their mother realized she couldn't take care of them in addition the toddler she already had. "Words can't describe how grateful I am," Weisgerber tells the Herald. "You know there's good out there. It helps, and it will help the boys later." (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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