It's always a little nerve-wracking to meet new people, but it's especially terrifying to go out on a first date.
This story goes out to everyone who's gotten nervous on a first date, and to everyone who has jumped in to help.
Twitter user @forwardnotback, AKA Tim, shared an incredible story of a date that he witnessed.
It is clear to him that the couple at hand was just starting out, but that didn't mean that their love was any less palpable.
Tim's Twitter thread chronicles the story while he throws in little snippets of his own reactions.
Saw something lovely as I was eating my Sunday dinner earlier A young couple sat at the table next to me They loo… https://t.co/QoUzPzPQV7— Tim (@Tim)1548007701.0
He was insistent that she could have ‘whatever she liked and he was paying’ She blushed as she asked “are you sure… https://t.co/mIfrHdttZ0— Tim (@Tim)1548007868.0
As he looked at the menu his faced paled slightly, but I guess that could’ve been the lighting Him: Are we having… https://t.co/7tRUVemNKt— Tim (@Tim)1548008025.0
She said: We could share a starter Him: No you have one - I will just have roast beef Her: me too Him: Have whatev… https://t.co/m3oCXu32Tj— Tim (@Tim)1548008242.0
The waiter arrived and asked ‘would you like to see the wine list’ He said: Yes please He looked at the wine lis… https://t.co/uPZbqAcZGw— Tim (@Tim)1548008365.0
Her: (looking at wine list) let me pay please Him: Please let me this is my treat - I promised Her: Well you choos… https://t.co/GZ5QDE1Awh— Tim (@Tim)1548008645.0
The waiter returns: “have you decided yet” Him: I’ll have roast beef and a glass of water please Her: Me too Him:… https://t.co/31X7q0GDGK— Tim (@Tim)1548009018.0
The two glasses of water arrived and he said: “I’m just going to the loo” He hadn’t been gone two seconds and out… https://t.co/I1XQf0krhj— Tim (@Tim)1548009288.0
He came back and I’m sure I felt the electricity as he stood beside momentarily before he sat down The meals arriv… https://t.co/2aS9xps9Zl— Tim (@Tim)1548009553.0
As they were eating I noticed the waiter chatting to the manager and looking over - at me with no food and an empty… https://t.co/8qMcW3lL5u— Tim (@Tim)1548009900.0
And so was the waiter ... He came left and came back with my wine and turned to the couple and said “I’m sorry I f… https://t.co/8xlBIOo81t— Tim (@Tim)1548010150.0
Him: (boldly) Two glasses of Champagne please Waiter: Certainly sir— Tim (@Tim)1548010217.0
At this point I went to the loo as I had something in my eye— Tim (@Tim)1548010328.0
I went back to the table as glasses of champagne arrived and she said “This is perfect thank you so much” He repli… https://t.co/JctWaxJTRU— Tim (@Tim)1548010789.0
I asked the waiter for the bill I needed to leave before I said something like “please let your love last forever… https://t.co/bdpBb4rCfh— Tim (@Tim)1548011015.0
Many people are applauding the waiter and his generous gesture of kindness.
@forwardnotback That waiter is a hero. Hope karma rewards him generously— Damon Coulter (@Damon Coulter)1548026199.0
@forwardnotback I have actually teared up— Victoria Freeman (@Victoria Freeman)1548064707.0
@forwardnotback I need a tissue now. The waiter's gesture was wonderful. I hope they are really happy together. (If… https://t.co/84zPYr4PG9— Laura Wares (@Laura Wares)1548016582.0
Others are simply enjoying how pure this story is.
@forwardnotback This was a beautiful story. So glad that people like that waiter, and that manager and you, for tel… https://t.co/AqUdqjJiB7— That Girl (@That Girl)1548095241.0
@forwardnotback This is adorable and my cynical ass was waiting for a twist but it never came and I'm so glad. 😂— Megan K. Fox (@Megan K. Fox)1548072970.0
@forwardnotback I'm not entirely sure how my hay-fever is playing up in late January, but thanks for a lovely tale.… https://t.co/jn9CjgnGbc— Sledging Doc (@Sledging Doc)1548240281.0
@forwardnotback Fucking dusty in here!— (Not) Posh Dave (@(Not) Posh Dave)1548012574.0
@forwardnotback As I read your thread I started to invest my emotions in it hoping that there would be no cynical t… https://t.co/3FTwK7yZO1— Miss Donna Babington (@Miss Donna Babington)1548027122.0
@forwardnotback https://t.co/dYhl2iZ3KU— Brian (@Brian)1548088982.0
@forwardnotback Oh my god my heart— Olivia Pienaar (@Olivia Pienaar)1548021563.0
Happy early Valentine's Day!