Man receives a kidney from Hooters waitress

Villarreal doesn't know Thomas outside of work

(WXIA) – Don Thomas is a longtime regular at a Hooters in Roswell, Georgia. But it’s not the beer or the chicken wings that kept him and his wife coming back.

Instead, it’s the generosity of one of the waitress who offered him the gift of life.

After learning that Thomas lost both his kidneys to cancer, waitress Mariana Villarreal offered him one of hers.

Villarreal doesn’t know Thomas outside of work, but she said felt it was a higher calling since her grandmother recently passed away from kidney failure.

Now Don will have a new life, thanks to a special bond born at the unlikeliest of places.

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