Who Won The Week — 07/17/22

The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

This week’s lucky recipient of Who Won the Week is Chelsea Lantrip.

You’ve probably never heard of her. I know I hadn’t. She goes by the name of Chelsea Bell, and she’s a bartender at Chances Dance Hall in Cleburne, Texas. She’s s a single mother who says that she lives “paycheck to paycheck, tip to tip” without much extra money to spare. Her son will be heading off to Texas A&M University in the fall and, while he has a scholarship and a grant to attend the college, it’s not quite enough to cover the full cost of tuition.

One night, “two random girls” who Chelsea had not seen at the bar before came in among the crowd of regulars. One of the women ordered a round of drinks for everyone at the dance hall. Their tab came to $179.50. However, the woman who offered to buy drinks for the entire bar left a much bigger tip than the usual 20%. She tipped Bell $1,000, and didn’t stop there.

“I started crying and then the woman said, ‘No, that’s not good enough,’ and raised it to $2,000,” By the time that Chelsea ultimately picked up the receipt, the woman had increased the tip to $4,000.

“I didn’t believe it until it went through the credit card machine, I still didn’t believe it until it hit the bank,” Chelsea said.

In addition to helping her son pay for his education, Chelsea said that she plans to take her family out to a nice dinner and use the money to pay some bills. She expressed how grateful she was the good samaritan who shared her good fortune with her during what would have been a regular Tuesday shift.

So congratulations to both Chelsea and to the generous woman who changed Chelsea’s life.

So who (or what) do you think won the week?

If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

22 thoughts on “Who Won The Week — 07/17/22

  1. Carol anne July 17, 2022 / 10:45 am

    what a nice thing to do for someone who was clearly struggling! xoxo

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong July 17, 2022 / 11:23 am

    Well, for sure Chelsea won the week. What a nice thing to happen. I’ve always thought we should stop donating to “causes” and ust give money to people who really need it. We can avoid the middle person and actually make one person feel that life is worth living.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango July 17, 2022 / 7:25 pm

      Yes, but then it’s not tax deductible! And you know how important that is to some people.


  3. Melanie B Cee July 17, 2022 / 11:56 am

    Thank you for sharing on a really good story! It proves that there are still a few left who although privileged, don’t forget others. This made my day!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango July 17, 2022 / 7:56 pm

      Yeah, it was a real feel good piece of news.


  4. Nope, Not Pam July 17, 2022 / 1:14 pm

    There are some good people out there still

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango July 17, 2022 / 7:57 pm

      Sadly, few and far between.


  5. Marleen July 17, 2022 / 1:48 pm

    That would be a good day for Chelsea.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. bushboy July 17, 2022 / 3:17 pm

    That’s fabulous Fandango 👍🤗😃

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango July 17, 2022 / 9:55 pm

      It’s getting tougher and tougher, isn’t it?


  7. Sadje July 17, 2022 / 4:52 pm

    Stories like this restore our faith in humanity.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango July 17, 2022 / 9:56 pm

      There are still some decent people out there who don’t just think of themselves.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sadje July 17, 2022 / 10:05 pm

        Yes, there are and this gives us all hope for the future of humanity

        Liked by 1 person

  8. Stine Writing and Miniatures July 17, 2022 / 5:21 pm

    I love stories like that and secretly wish something like that would happen to me someday! Maybe that is why it hasn’t happened!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango July 17, 2022 / 9:57 pm

      I think we all secretly wish that. 😉


  9. writerravenclaw July 18, 2022 / 3:30 am

    What an amazing woman, to make such a difference to one person’s life is priceless.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. leigha66 July 22, 2022 / 10:43 am

    A very kind gesture. Definitely the winner of the week.

    Liked by 1 person

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