Looking for help with his schoolwork, Clay Lawson scraped and saved his money from his busboy job at the Cavalier Diner in Charlottesville, Virginia. It took the 16-year-old quite some time to save up the money, but just last week he brought his brand new iPad home with the hope of improving his schoolwork with the technological wonder. Unfortunately for Lawson, his iPad didn’t last long. His mother threw a bunch of cardboard boxes into the fire pit, and among the cardboard boxes was Lawson’s iPad. Sad story, right? Well, there’s a happy ending. A customer at the diner where he works bought Clay Lawson a $350 Best Buy gift card to make up for his lost iPad.
“There should be more people like that,” said Lawson. ” I am still in shock that someone went out of their way to do this for a complete stranger.”
A fellow member of the wait staff and friend of the Lawson family was telling the story, and one of the customers asked if Clay was an upstanding kid, upon hearing that he was, he went out and bought a Best Buy gift card to make up for the charbroiled iPad. Best Buy says the man didn’t want to be identified, and I’d imagine that the good deed (and probably a few good meals at the Cavalier, even though the man wasn’t a regular) are all the necessary rewards he’d need.Technorati Tags: best buy, charity, clay lawson, customer buys bus boy ipad, holiday spirit, iPad, nelson county, virginia