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Canadian Lotto Winner Leaves $10k Tip to Help Diner Owner’s Daughter Fight Cancer


A random act of kindness can go a long way and a Canadian lotto winner did just that by leaving a $10k tip to help a diner owner daughter fight cancer.  After striking it rich for $25 million, he sowed a seed of $10k in a very unique way. 

Cliff Luther, the owner of the Saskatchewan diner, served the Rob Erb, the lottery winner and sparked up a interesting conversation.  Erb was wearing what Luther thought was a legalizing weed pin.  Erb corrected Luther and told him it was a called a Erb pin which he produce due to being a pro-weed activist.

“He was telling me how he thinks legalizing marijuana is the way to go, you know, which was interesting,” Luther told the Ottawa Citizen. “One thing came to another, and he’s from B.C. and I was telling him how my 25-year-old daughter is out there right now and has just been diagnosed with cancer.”

Four years ago, at the age of 26, Erb’s son passed away due to cancer so he could easily relate.  Erb recapped the same conversation with Luther.

“He was emotional about it, just as any parent would be in that kind of situation,” Erb said, adding that Luther “was just looking to talk and learn about things from another perspective.”

The multimillionaire returned to the diner and ordered a burger and fries.  When it was time to pay for the bill, Erb wrote a $10k check.

“He asked for a pen and said: ‘Here, you can just take the bill out of that,’” Luther said. “It was a check for $10,000. He just kind of said ‘If you need to get out there quickly, this will help you.’”

This story is one of those that will make your day.  Everyone dreams about that millionaire sowing a seed into their lives but you rarely hear about it.  Erb’s act of kindness warms your heart.  Who knew that burgers and fries with weed would make a great story.  If you were in Erb’s situation, would you have wrote that $10k check for Luther’s daughter? Leave your response in the comment section below.

via Gawker

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