18 year old Alesha Palmer was just doing her best job at Vetoni's Italian Restaurant in Gun Barrel City when she got the surprise of her life so far.

She was serving a couple she knew and they asked about her college plans.

Alesha said her parents would be helping to pay for it.

She had no idea that another customer would hear her conversation and feel the need to help.

The anonymous customer talked to the restaurant owner as he was leaving.

Alesha, a little concerned, asked if there had been a problem.

She was shown the receipt with a tip of $1,000.

Alesha was overcome by the generosity that she broke down in tears in the middle of the restaurant.