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Waitress Donates Kidney To Regular Customer

Georgia resident Don Thomas is getting the kidney he needs this Friday, all thanks to a generous waitress.
Posted at 5:27 PM, May 29, 2015

Sure, any good waitress cares about her customers — but Mariana Villarreal actually saved the life of a regular by donating one of her kidneys.

WXIA reports Don Thomas of Roswell, Georgia, needed an organ transplant after he lost kidney function due to cancer. Hooters waitress Villarreal volunteered to donate one to him after her grandmother's recent death from kidney failure.

"I wasn't able to do anything for my grandma. If he can live two more years, happy as he has ever been, that is completely fine with me," Villarreal said.

Thomas said they didn't even know each other that well before Villarreal made the offer; she had only recently started working at the restaurant. 

Thomas and Villarreal reportedly went into surgery Friday. The doctors say the surgery went well, and both patients are expected to fully recover.

For more about Villarreal's act of kindness, visit WXIA's website.

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