A waitress in Arkansas who claimed her co-worker ran off with her half of a $300,000 winning scratch-off ticket just got an equally life-changing gift from a stranger.
Leslie Underwood, who works at Sportsmans Drive-In in Stuttgart, Ark., claims her fellow employee and alleged “best friend” of over two decades, Mandy Vanhouten, was supposed to split the money as a bonus gift from their boss. However, Vanhouten had other plans and claimed the entire jackpot for herself.
After the story went viral, an anonymous man in California decided he wanted to help Underwood out by giving her a special gift.
"I don't care who you are. That's not a small amount of money and the little bit I know about a waitress working at a sports bar in Arkansas tells me that's life-changing," the man told KARK.
The man, a former Disney employee of 30 years, decided to give Underwood an all-expenses paid trip to Disneyland for her and her family, including VIP experiences like a private tour of the castle, one-on-one encounters with the characters and princess makeovers for her daughters.
Unbeknownst to the anonymous donor, Underwood wanted to use some of her winnings to take her family to Disneyland. "It's meant to be!" she told KARK. "He went above and beyond. I'm so thankful. He didn't have to do that."
"Living without giving is not living," the man told the news station. "And having the ability to give just makes it so much better."