Aaron's Last Wish - A $500 Tip For Pizza

  • Added:  5 years ago
  • Our Indiegogo campaign to bring $500 tips to all 50 states: igg.me/at/aarons50states/x/853489


    My brother passed away July 7, 2012. His final wish in his will, if he left enough money, was that we have pizza and give the waiter or waitress a $500 tip. Aaron never had much money , and he didn't have enough to make this happen, so I started a website and took donations. On July 10 we were able to make his wish come true for the first time.

    We think he just wanted to provide a random act of kindness and generosity for someone he thought was under appreciated; the kind of thing that would make a lasting impact they would never forget. If you want to keep his legacy going, please feel free to donate. So far we have collected over $1000 so we will definitely be doing this again, for another random waiter or waitress, very soon! Each time we have $500 we will do it again, even if that means going out to eat multiple times a day.

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Comments: 1 634

  • videokid703
    videokid703 Month ago

    someone call ellen on this guy

  • James Skellington
    James Skellington 5 months ago

    God Is Great!

  • suman sahu
    suman sahu 7 months ago


  • Mitchell A
    Mitchell A 7 months ago

    Where it all begins...;)

  • Ben Rifkin
    Ben Rifkin 11 months ago +2

    Why can't these sorts of videos trend?

  • Kerin Cokefloat
    Kerin Cokefloat Year ago

    Read your story on RBN.

  • Firesenz
    Firesenz Year ago

    this made me cry :)

  • Uyeng Jumhana
    Uyeng Jumhana Year ago +3

    she is pretty

  • Max R
    Max R Year ago +1

    That's the weirdest fucking name for a place to eat

  • Alexander Glaeser

    sowas finde ich einfach nur gut ich hab es heute im fernseher gesehen und ohne scherz mir kamen die tränen mein herzliches beileid

  • steveyj75
    steveyj75 Year ago

    it's so nice to see nice stuff. everyone here is nice. what an amazingly nice and kind last wish. Seriously, thanks for doing this and posting it. Nice!

  • Madison Matthews
    Madison Matthews Year ago

    my mother gave someone a 500$ tip and they cried and when we go to the restaurant she always gives her a hug

  • Mitch Drabenstott

    What if they planned to give a $500 tip but got horrible service? Would they still give it to them?

  • berniemacsgreatesthi

    Seth & Aaron = Fucking badasses

  • ZCorp Alpha
    ZCorp Alpha Year ago

    $ 500 ? That not that much, no offense

  • bluedragon666
    bluedragon666 Year ago +1

    *tips fedora

  • RS2002
    RS2002 Year ago


  • Wiffleball Players
    Wiffleball Players 2 years ago

    Not to be rude but how did he pass?

  • daniel mchale
    daniel mchale 2 years ago


  • BagIsFull
    BagIsFull 2 years ago +13

    If I ever make it one day. This is the type of shit I'm gonna do.

  • Dragonlord732 Gaming
    Dragonlord732 Gaming 2 years ago

    Aww, that's kind

  • Joe Davila
    Joe Davila 2 years ago +1

    Listen...apparently it is obvious that he set up a website for donations to keep pouring in to make money.  What is 500 bucks, make a video handing it over to someone else..post it on youtube..and advertise a website?  If you brother died...wouldn't you want him to RIP?  I smell a scam, because he is surrounded by other family members who have worn T shirts advertising the website.

    • kaneplaya
      kaneplaya 2 years ago

      +Joe Davila I'm curious who the victim is if this is true.

  • Gary Willis
    Gary Willis 2 years ago

    people have inspired me to do stuff like that and i want to give 50 dollors (all my money) to a waitrest like that

  • Pimpy Cote
    Pimpy Cote 2 years ago

    This is in Kentucky

  • mxtxb
    mxtxb 2 years ago

    Ich habs mir auch angesehen im fernseher echt krass sowas auf die beine zu stelle ln

  • Takemysenf
    Takemysenf 2 years ago +1

    just saw a report on this vid in German TV, made me tear up. RIP Aaron. Your great family will continue with your spirit

  • TecknoHD
    TecknoHD 2 years ago +3

    Gallileo ?

  • Limbofish
    Limbofish 2 years ago +2

    Seth, I watched every of your 99 videos during the last two days...and from the first to the last they all gave me tears in my eyes. This is probably the best series i've ever watched and i hope you can repeat it many more times!

  • AltarEgo
    AltarEgo 2 years ago +2

    RIP Aaron...the world is much less of a place without you here..~

  • Mom's Spaghetti
    Mom's Spaghetti 2 years ago

    Those bills are so crisp and straight. I think you printed them. *sirens* Here comes the FBI now!

  • Gav Bailey
    Gav Bailey 2 years ago +3

    I've been watching the videos & think your brother would be very proud of you. RIP Aaron

  • TheSludgeMan
    TheSludgeMan 2 years ago +6

    You can tell it's been a while since he got laid by how much he made the most of that hug

    • APieceCalledTyrone
      APieceCalledTyrone 9 months ago

      Are you serious? That's what you got out of this video?!

    • Mr60610
      Mr60610 2 years ago

      +TheSludgeMan LOL savage!

    • TheSludgeMan
      TheSludgeMan 2 years ago

      Just jokin' fella. I love this video.

    • Seth Collins
      Seth Collins  2 years ago

      To be honest I don't even remember any of this happening because my little brother had just died 3 days earlier.

  • Cillian corr
    Cillian corr 2 years ago +2

    R.I.P Aaron Collins, ignore the hate on this video, it is inspiring, they just don't realise what you have done, I respect your entire family

  • ThisIsTurok1
    ThisIsTurok1 2 years ago

    $500 tip?! He must be rich.

    What does he do for a living, because I don't make that kind of money.

    • ThisIsTurok1
      ThisIsTurok1 2 years ago

      I haven't had an issue yet. Just keep off Facebook and when you comment Online use a fictitious name, like you're doing now.
      No harm no foul.

    • nerdofilo
      nerdofilo 2 years ago

      I agree with you, but that doesnt apply at your workplace, basically because you are not free there, because there are influences, power, etc.

    • ThisIsTurok1
      ThisIsTurok1 2 years ago

      This is the way I look at it and it's a very basic philosophy that has served society since before the time of Jesus.

      Honor your family and friends while they're alive.
      That means you don't wait until a relative is dead to weep, and say I wish we could have done this or that.

      Also, charity begins at home, not anywhere else.

      I don't have any pity for beggars. I've had to work for everything I have and I have no respect for people that ask me for handout. If I give something, it's of my own free will.

      I don't bungle over peer pressure and I could give a flying fuck what people think of me.

      If you put that philosophy to work, you will succeed at everything you attempt. Trust me.

      Serve God, honor your family, friends, and have respect for yourself in everything you do. Treat your body as the temple of the Lord and seek wisdom and ignore the lies that seek to ensnare us.

    • nerdofilo
      nerdofilo 2 years ago

      neither do I, when someone is dead.. good luck and see you later, but forget about me doing last wishes, not even for my parents

    • ThisIsTurok1
      ThisIsTurok1 2 years ago

      I don't know, I'm not a genie, I don't grant wishes. =P

  • torontothegood
    torontothegood 2 years ago

    totally random for the recipient ... but what if the service was awful?

  • Kuno
    Kuno 2 years ago

    This is for all the Euros who hate big-tipping Americans... now what??

    • Kuno
      Kuno 2 years ago

      Isn't it usually the Europeans who judge Americans for tipping too much...?

    • Gatis Ločmelis
      Gatis Ločmelis 2 years ago

      We don't tip because waiters/servers here get a normal paycheck, it's not necessary. Most Europeans who go to America don't even know that, so don't judge. 

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    DMA2Superman 2 years ago


  • GreenDayisAmazing
    GreenDayisAmazing 3 years ago

    Idk Aaron, but he seems like he was an awesome guy! You all are awesome!!

  • MrAgrippa91313
    MrAgrippa91313 3 years ago

    Within 5 seconds I recognized that area, then I saw my dentists office in the background. Very proud of my city, and while I never knew Aaron (though if he is from Lex I probably knew him via someway or another) he is clearly a shining example to the rest of us. bravo.

  • Awesome Me
    Awesome Me 3 years ago

    God bless him rip Collins he is in heaven who helped a waitress he has my last name

  • mikeydeeification
    mikeydeeification 3 years ago

    Someone got laid that night

  • pass♥iton
    pass♥iton 3 years ago +1

    This could have been exexuted way better

  • Qurkz
    Qurkz 3 years ago

    Wow my name is aaron

  • ralphus44
    ralphus44 3 years ago +9

    Don't mean to be cynical, but it sure makes it easy when the recipient is a hot young woman.

    • torontothegood
      torontothegood 2 years ago

      fuck the cynicallity.... after a long week of meaningless riveting on an assembly line, i want some eye candy to serve me my brew and my pepperoni pizza pie!

    • Jordan Pea
      Jordan Pea 3 years ago

      Hot young women are usually who pizza shop owners are looking to sling their pizzas. Take a look around next time you're sitting down for pizza ;)

  • Troy Nguyen
    Troy Nguyen 3 years ago +1

    What a fucking asshole this Aaron guy was.
    Giving away money to fat americans.
    He should've given to people who needed it. Half the waitresses i seen in these vids are fat bushpigs.

    • ewedonutfaysmi
      ewedonutfaysmi 3 years ago

      +Troy Nguyen Clearly you're the asshole who can't squash his inner rage lmao.  

    • Troy Nguyen
      Troy Nguyen 3 years ago

      So their MO is to guilt trip patrons to take care of THEIR employee' wages? Great business model..

    • mortic0n
      mortic0n 3 years ago

      Since you've clearly not kept up with, well, any news ever, let me enlighten you: a majority of servers live off their tips because most restaurants pay, in actuality, about 2 dollars an hour, give or take. So whatever waiters make from their tips is what they are taking home to pay their bills with. And unless you're a waiter at an extremely fancy expensive restaurant, your chance of taking home enough tips to comfortably pay your bills - taking into consideration the customers that stiff you on tips - is extremely slim. This is extremely difficult information to miss seeing as it is a problem President Obama has gone on national television to address, so congratulations on missing it.

      Don't get all mad just because the money wasn't given to you, sweetheart.

  • iWeoponry
    iWeoponry 3 years ago

    god bless you dude i pray for peace and happiness in you and your families lives.

  • Red Panda
    Red Panda 3 years ago

    R.I.P AARON :'-)

  • Daniel
    Daniel 3 years ago

    What an awesome idea. Rest in peace

  • Chilly
    Chilly 3 years ago +27

    R.I.P Aaron, you will be missed! :,) You were a great person!

  • cwilly yupp
    cwilly yupp 3 years ago

    i stayed up all night watching all of your videos. This is amazing! im in fort wayne Indiana and will be taking a bike trip to louisville Kentucky when it gets warm. Maybe i will get to experience this amazing gesture!

  • TheYemeniGuy123
    TheYemeniGuy123 3 years ago

    I make the arab monaaayyyy

  • Daniel Telkamp
    Daniel Telkamp 3 years ago

    Aaron R.I.P.

  • птн пнх хло
    птн пнх хло 3 years ago +4

    I'm still can't understand - why 413 people don't like this last will??? Could someone explain that for me?

    • oyetos
      oyetos 3 years ago

      Simple, because they are Heartless Assholes! That's it the one and only reason.

  • Mad Life
    Mad Life 3 years ago

    God is one......

  • Joe Alcorn
    Joe Alcorn 3 years ago +17

    God Bless you Aaron

  • Jennifer Irons
    Jennifer Irons 3 years ago +1

    What a great way to make a waiter's day. Please help me in spreading goodness by watching my video "It's Good-ness," which features two adorable kids encouraging people to do good in their communities: tvclip.org/video/zGisf8co3Zs/

  • Macy Ruhl
    Macy Ruhl 3 years ago +2

    I would have cried had I had this happen to me. That's such a generous thing to do. Amazing.

  • Wyatt Hood
    Wyatt Hood 3 years ago

    Lexington Kentucky!!!! I remember that Waitress!!!!!!

  • Tamar Koopman
    Tamar Koopman 3 years ago

    I was talking about your generalisation.

  • Sal. A
    Sal. A 3 years ago

    you are one racist disgusting piece of shit.

  • Bubble Hash
    Bubble Hash 3 years ago

    she started fanning herself with the money! Classic!!!

  • hahahahahaha2366
    hahahahahaha2366 3 years ago

    You're very right, every single video I go on where someone gives a big tip, money/food to the homeless or something else gets bashed by 100s of haters, I just can't comprehend why idiots bash the living shit out of nice people.

  • Allenwinget55
    Allenwinget55 3 years ago

    My god, can't anyone do something nice and genuine on this earth without people losing their fucking minds? Seriously, eat shit and die if you have nothing better to do with your life, other than to be full of hate.

  • Tamar Koopman
    Tamar Koopman 3 years ago

    Doe toch niet zo naïef.

  • Tamar Koopman
    Tamar Koopman 3 years ago

    That's the point. They could have used the $500 dollars to benefit themselves, they chose to donate in their passed relative's name.

  • Tamar Koopman
    Tamar Koopman 3 years ago

    That's terrible. I live in the Netherlands, and the average wage for employees between the ages of 14-18 is about 5 euros (~ $6,80) per hour.

  • Tamar Koopman
    Tamar Koopman 3 years ago

    That's very disrespectful.

  • juggalo2112
    juggalo2112 3 years ago

    Ignore them, they are not worth wasting time on.....The haters should do us all a favor and just go kill themselves. There is enough negativity in the world.

  • Life With Essence
    Life With Essence 3 years ago

    This is awesome!

  • Felix Koschar
    Felix Koschar 3 years ago

    so this video is proof that also something positive that actually makes sense can go viral... just imagine someone making a video that touches and inspires everyone so much that the world is actually finally saved... wouldn't that be quite epic?? lol sounds maybe totally crazy... but not impossible!

  • Aaron Pickens
    Aaron Pickens 3 years ago

    i heard about this story on NRP a few weeks ago, didn't know there was a video of it. really cool

  • Evil Odlaw
    Evil Odlaw 3 years ago

    It woulda been soo funny if at the end you went "nah just kiddin, gimme my money back bitch!"

  • dennismlns
    dennismlns 3 years ago

    Maybe that is why I never need waitresses at the place I am manager, My girls get $8 an hour(starting) PLUS tips.
    (I'd tell you where, but might get inundated by applications)

  • PBMS123
    PBMS123 3 years ago

    Exactly, but because they get tipped that's what make it up.
    The Fair Labor Standards Act requires a minimum wage of $2.13 for tipped workers with the expectation that wages plus tips total no less than $7.25 per hour. The employer must pay the difference if total income does not add up to $7.25 per hour.
    Therefore tipping actually forces the low wage, if everyone didn't tip the employer is required to make up the difference.

  • dennismlns
    dennismlns 3 years ago

    They HAVE to pay the minimum wage, something about a federal law requiring it. Oh, the EMPLOYER will not have the problem, he will still get the $28.00 an hour weather the waitstaff gets tips or not, so he doesn't give a shit one way or the other.

  • TPizzle83
    TPizzle83 3 years ago

    Better than your hick-ass username.

  • John Mallory
    John Mallory 3 years ago

    You want 500 dolla!?
    Yes I want 500 dolla!
    500 dolla!
    500 dolla!

  • TPizzle83
    TPizzle83 3 years ago

    Meanwhile a clusterfucked GOP's last wish is to kill a few poor people.

  • PBMS123
    PBMS123 3 years ago

    If people stopped tipping it would force the employers to pay minimum wage.

  • Jimmy Dayes
    Jimmy Dayes 3 years ago

    Well in my state that is what they make. They make around $3 an hour. And then tips are added in to make it to a minimum wage. I guess it all depends on the state, restaurant. My sister works at IHOP, she gets paid $3.12 an hour. Minimum wage here is 7.25 an hour. But she does get tips.

  • itb20v
    itb20v 3 years ago

    Thats so cool may your brother rest in peace.

  • melvintheshark
    melvintheshark 3 years ago

    Ranger you ignorant fuck STFU

  • TRhino98 SOA GS PREZ
    TRhino98 SOA GS PREZ 3 years ago

    Naaa let them find it

  • TwinBlade
    TwinBlade 3 years ago

    Waiters and Waitresses don't qualify for minimum wage protection, the gov't makes it that way.

  • Kaesar
    Kaesar 3 years ago

    Because they're trying to get people to donate so they can do more of this? It was made clear like 5 times in this video and in the description...

  • freelandr2865
    freelandr2865 3 years ago

    make a show on called "Waiting to Exhale" and be a crappy customer but at the end give then $500! it'd improve waitressing every where

  • freelandr2865
    freelandr2865 3 years ago

    could've used that $500 to buy a better camera.

  • RaindropsOnRoses
    RaindropsOnRoses 3 years ago

    No.. that's under minimum wage.. maybe like 7 dollars an hour.

  • whackedout!
    whackedout! 3 years ago

    Good on you.

  • Jennifer Navarro
    Jennifer Navarro 3 years ago

    The gratitude on her face speaks volumes!! If I had $500 I would donate it to this girl at ihop she's the sweetest thing ever always serving others and helping her family such a great young lady =]

  • fcoronel1
    fcoronel1 3 years ago

    Actually, I think you told someone you wanted to punch them in the throat about a year ago..Just saying..

  • Jimmy Dayes
    Jimmy Dayes 3 years ago

    I hope people know waiters/waitresses only make an average around $3 an hour. if even. so this was well deserved.

  • Tango Oneniner
    Tango Oneniner 3 years ago

    Faith in humanity restored

  • Ofek Bar-el
    Ofek Bar-el 3 years ago

    No. No,no no no.

  • Dez Bryant
    Dez Bryant 3 years ago

    Give her a tip .... He gets hug ... Well if it was me I would take her out to diner and then have some fun with her

  • Kyle Hendricks
    Kyle Hendricks 3 years ago

    anyone else see the 12 year old playing on a tablet in the corner of the shot

  • BDUB715230
    BDUB715230 3 years ago

    There are homeless people, you just can't always see it. Cool it with the classic "My European country is better than America." And actually, there's a homeless man named Steve that hangs around my college campus. I have lunch with him every Thursday

  • oranjuh
    oranjuh 3 years ago

    There are no homeless people in my town. If there were, they would freeze to die every winter. But this is Holland, not America, lol. Go figure.... Oh, and when did you gave a sandwich to a homeless person? If ever?

  • Inked40
    Inked40 3 years ago

    this was awesome. you guys rock. inspiring

  • Cramz879
    Cramz879 3 years ago

    I'm buying the ps4 with that

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