This old veteran had a heart of ice, but then he gave waitress a beautiful gift

Passion for her work 

A career in waitressing isn’t a dream job for most people, but Melina Salazar wasn’t like most people. She worked at Lucy’s, a cafeteria style restaurant chain in Texas. After years in the industry, Salazar started to love her job. On top of that, she was good at it. She was probably the best waitress in the restaurant according to fellow staff. 

Customer service was at the top of Salazar’s priorities. Every customer deserved to be treated with respect, no matter how difficult they were. Salazar’s colleagues say that she was always smiling and making people happy. These qualities set her apart, but also exposed her to the roughest challenge she’d faced up to that point…