Tonight a couple came into the restaurant I work at, a couple of locals I see all the time around town. They got a meal that came out to be like 15 bucks. The girl paid in cash, exact change. I was about to get pissy because "blah blah no-tipping hippies etc", then the couple started arguing quietly.
The guy stormed out, leaving the girl looking super distraught. I walked over, asked if she needed anything. She looked at me like she was ready to cry. She went on to tell me she had to save as much money as possible, but her boyfriend wanted to go out, so in place of cash she tipped me with this pair of earrings she made by hand; she was so sorry she couldn't give me a real, proper tip.
I was so touched and shocked by this that I had to go into the back, so then my other customers wouldn't see me get all blubbery. I was amazed at how she chose to give instead of just walking out the door without tipping.