Elizabeth Barlow: Waitress Tries To Return Dollar Tip For A Moving Reason

Elizabeth Barlow, a waitress in Mississippi, needs your help.

When she went to pick up her tip from a table at Margaritas in Clinton, Mississippi, after the patrons had left, she found that one of the dollar bills had a note scrawled on the back.

When she started reading that note, she decided right away that she could not keep the money. While Barlow wasn’t sure if the dollar message originated from her patrons, she decided that whoever wrote the message would appreciate getting it back.

What did the note say?

“In memory of our son, Chance Formby. October 27th 1984 to August 6th 2011.”

According to news site WJTV, Elizabeth Barlow first posted the message to a Facebook group entitled “Real Talk ~ Clinton, MS.”

That group was able to connect her with a page on the Tributes website for a Chance Formby, whose death circumstances fit the description of the message on the dollar bill.

Formby’s page on the obituary website emanates from Olathe, Kansas. There are four pages of condolence messages for the young man, who died close to three months shy of his 27th birthday.

“Robin & Danny [Chance’s parents],” writes a woman named Susan Whorton of Texarkana, Texas, “I am so sorry to hear about Chance. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain you are going through! Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all, and God will see you through this difficult time!”

Anita Shaw of Olathe, Kansas, wrote the following.

“Chance was a very special person who will be greatly missed. He was my little buddy and we talked about everything. He was so full of life and always had a smile on his face! Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends!! ‘Only the good die young'”

It wasn’t clear at the time of this post whether Barlow was able to track down the Formbys, or, again, if it was them, who left the note, but the WJTV report indicates the pair live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Given the amount of information known about this case, it’s likely that Elizabeth Barlow will be able to track down the Mom and Dad of Chance Formby and return this dollar to them.

But what do you think, readers? If you were in a situation similar to the Formbys, would you want the dollar back? Sound off in the comments section.

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