Extra Kindness Pays off for Valley Waitress

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A cafeteria worker in Brownsville who for years made a point of being kind to a sometimes picky customer has received $50,000 from him.

Melina Salazar wondered why Walter "Buck" Swords stopped showing up last summer.

Salazar says Swords, 89, was a regular, wanting his food very hot and served a certain way.

Then Salazar noticed the man's July obituary in a newspaper.

Days before Christmas, Salazar learned that Swords had left her $50,000 and a 2000 model car.

Salazar says her advice to anyone in her line of work is -- smile and be nice.