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Newport waitress gets $500 tip

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By: Alexandra Cowley

A local waitress is showered with one very big tip. The man who's been traveling the country dropping huge tips in memory of his brother, stopped in Newport at The Brick Alley Pub.

Server Dolly Fischer wasn't even supposed to be working the upstairs on Saturday, but she went along with the shift from her usual section, and ended up as the recipient of a very generous deed.

For more than 10 years, Fischer has been taking care of the regulars at the pub.

"I enjoy coming here all my friends work here, it's like my second family," said Fischer.

On Saturday, someone else took care of dolly.

In a video posted on the Facebook page 'Aarons Last Wish," Fischer is captured getting the biggest tip of her serving career.

"So today this is for you, it's 500 dollars." The guy in the video is Seth Collins. His brother, Aaron,  passed away last year, leaving behind a will.

"In the will, he asked us to go to dinner and leave someone an awesome tip," explained Collins.

Since Collins began his journey in memory of Aaron, others picked up on it and sent in donations, allowing Seth to stop in every state, leaving one waiter a 500 tip.

"It's awesome because you always hear about the person getting the big tip and your like oh that will never be me, it's like winning the lottery,"laughed Fischer.

Fischer took her big tip and paid it forward splitting it with the other 4 servers working that day. Including bartender Dylan Wicks.

Wicks said, "she was shaking as she was giving us the money, and she's not the type of person that would want something like that, and the fact that she split it with us was very great of her to do."

Collins said in a Skype interview, "it means a lot to me that people appreciate what i'm doing and what means the most is that it's sort of a legacy for my little brother."

The entire experience has been very moving for Fischer who says she just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

"I was overwhelmed by the fact that somebody who I've never met before and I unfortunately will never meet touched my life in a way and it made me feel very humble and very gracious," said Fischer.

The Brick Alley Pub was the 85th stop for Seth Collins. The 86th was Monday in Hampden, Connecticut where he left another 500 dollar tip.

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