Server gets $450 tip and a note: 'Not race. Not gender. Just American.'

A little kindness can go a long way, even when two people don't agree on much.

A server at Busboys and Poets in downtown D.C. says she got a big surprise when she waited on a man who was in town for the inauguration.

Rosalynd Harris, who serves at the 14th and U St. location, has one of those personalities that draws you in, plus an amazing smile.

Harris' charm seemed to work for a group of men from who were in town for the president's inauguration.

The tab was only $72, but one of the men still felt compelled to leave a $450 tip to show his thanks for the good service. And to show how people with different beliefs and backgrounds can still love.

The man also left a note for Harris on the check.

“We may come from different cultures and may disagree on certain issues, but if everyone would share their smile and kindness like you, our country will come together as one people; not race, not gender--- just Americans. God bless.”

"It was really the note that he wrote, and then the tip, of course, was just the mind blowing part of it, like I did not, that was, I mean that was the biggest part that you don't expect, but it was more so where he was coming as a person," Harris says.

For Harris, the note meant more than the money.

“It helped me grow,” said Harris. “It didn’t change me, but it planted a seed.”

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