Over the weekend, one New Jersey woman learned that the paw print tattoo on her wrist and the passion for pets it represents aren't merely conversation-starters, but ways to bring out the best in people. Christina Summitt, a server and bartender at a hotel restaurant, was at work on Saturday when she got to talking with two of her customers, an anonymous couple in from out of town. She told the pair about her three-year-old Great Dane-Labrador retriever mix, Tucker, who had undergone surgery earlier to remove a swallowed tennis ball from his intestines. The surgery would have cost Summitt $2,700.
"[Tucker is] like my child, as are all my pets," Summitt posted on Facebook. "I didn't have the money for surgery but what am I gonna do? Let my dog die? No! I figured I'd sell my car if I had to."
Apparently, Summitt's customers wanted to help her out -- by adding a $1,000 tip to their dinner bill. Summitt, immediately taken aback, warned the couple that she wouldn't be able to accept their generosity. But they wouldn't hear it.