Lets give Michele the tip she deserved!!

Meet Michele Crider. 

Michele is a resident of Fort Wayne. She works as a server at the Dash In downtown, and is raising her son. Her positive and genuine personality have left an impact on her customers and coworkers, whom love and support her fully. And that love has even shown through her adversities.

Recently at work, one of Michele’s customers left a vial note instead of a tip. It read “I don’t tip fags.” The man that left the note is a bigot, and was very obviously being hateful and ignorant towards Michele for the way she looks. Because a woman with short hair and “boys clothes” has to be gay, right? 

Michele had two options for how to react after receiving this note. She could get angry and lash out, try to fight or slander him. But instead she chose to find as much positivity as she could, and respond I. A remarkably tactful and classy way.

Here’s the video of her telling the story and responding to him:
Customer leaves server hateful note instead of tip.

This video has gone viral, and rightfully so. The message is beautifully delivered, and you can feel the emotion in Michele’s response. 

I created this GoFundMe because I think Michele deserves her tip. She deserves to know and feel like society has her back. In the video she talks about paying for tuition for her son, and working her butt off to do so. Let’s help her out and show her some LOVE!! Every single dollar counts!


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Organizer and beneficiary

Will Certain 
Fort Wayne, IN
Michele Crider 
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