Man Honors Brother's Last Wish by Handing Out $500 Tips to Servers

It's been almost exactly one year since Seth Collins started his quest to honor his late brother Aaron's dying wish: "Leave an awesome tip (and I don’t mean 25%. I mean $500 on a fucking pizza) for a waiter or waitress."

Aaron, who passed away at 30 of an apparent suicide, intended for his wish to be a one-time thing.

But a donation page the family set up to help them fulfill the unusual request saw funds pour in after the original video went viral, and Seth soon found himself with over $60,000 earmarked for tips.

So he decided to expand his brother's final act of generosity to all fifty states.

"It only seemed fair once I started thinking about that to try to give back to as many places as I could," Seth told NPR's Weekend Edition.

You can follow along at Aaron's Last Wish as Seth travels around the country bringing joy to food service employees one gratuitously generous tip at a time.

Seth says that once he reaches the end of his 4-month road trip (partial schedule here) he plans to just keep going until all the donated money is gone.

For the sake of humanity, let's hope Seth never stops driving.

[H/T: Consumerist, photo via Tina Rae Collins (Aaron left, Seth right)]