Bright spot among gloom
CLEANING up whole shopfronts filled with glass yesterday, Kingscliff store owners did not expect someone as honest as Samantha Harrison to come along.
The Melbourne tourist fronted up at a damaged Galileo's cafe at 10am to settle a $70 bill that she had failed to pay for the night before.
Ms Harrison had been enjoying a meal at the popular eatery on Sunday night when the power went off, leaving her unable to settle her bill.
Leaving nothing as surety, she promised to drop by on Monday to pay.
"I couldn't just leave it. It's not me to do that. Besides we love this place, the meals are fantastic," she said.
Among destruction wreaked by the callous thieves, Ms Harrison's honesty brought a smile to dejected shop owners.
"I will be leaving a good tip. This is a nice holiday town and it is a shame to see this happen to these people," she said.