Now that Yahoo! has officially decided to fork over the big bucks and take control of Tumblr, there’s been a lot of talk about how the social media blogging platform is really just a venue for porn. However, this is simply not the case. As you can see by the heartwarming tale below, Tumblr is really about humans interacting with other humans in a totally non-genital kind of way.
Tumblr user Casual Cynic and her mother are both waitresses in the same restaurant, and yesterday they met a customer who took it upon himself to change her dear old mum’s life forever (screaming caps are the excited author’s, not ours):
“ABOUT… 15 MINUTES AGO THIS GUY SHE WAITED ON LEFT AND TOLD HER TO TAKE CARE. JUST THAT. PRIOR TO THIS SHE HAD TALKED TO HIM ABOUT ITALY. HER PEOPLE ARE FROM FLORENCE, THIS AND THAT, AND SHE SAID SHE’S NEVER BEEN. SHE’S GOT 8 YEARS OF ART EDUCATION AND SHE’S WORKING A WAITRESS JOB. IT’S PRETTY… SAD AND DISAPPOINTING, I GUESS. HER AND MY FATHER DIVORCED 6 YEARS AGO AND SHE HASN’T HAD A REAL JOB EVER. JUST BEEN STUCK IN A SMALL TOWN SHE’S NOT FROM.
THIS MAN WHO WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE TIPPED HER 1000 DOLLARS FOR A TRIP TO ITALY. WALKED OUT, NOT ANOTHER WORD.”
The post currently has over 105,000 notes, and that number is climbing. If Yahoo! had any worry that their family brand was absorbing the Internet’s best free porn database, they can sleep soundly tonight knowing that sometimes things like generous tips for amazing trips go viral on their new moneymaker.
Ok, you can go back to your porn now.