Class of 2021 Alumni Spotlight
Positively Making a Difference
– Posted Spring 2022
Blackstone Teen Surprises Waitress with $1,000 Tip
The spirit of giving back is an essential part of the BVT culture, and our students, teachers, and staff are the driving force. So, it’s not surprising that our alumni also pay it forward when given the opportunity.
In January, you may have heard about 18-year-old George Alexandropolous (Class of 2021), featured on Boston 25 News: Positively Massachusetts for a random act of kindness that will inspire others to make a difference.
The Blackstone teen started an auto detailing business, GT Detailing, in May 2021. What had begun as a side gig in high school became a full-time job and then an unexpected career which is now a thriving business. With business steady and thankful for what he had achieved, George decided to donate his tip money to a random waiter or waitress. So, on January 3rd, he surprised Amanda Campano, a waitress
at the Breakfast Nook in Bellingham, with a $1,000 tip.
His generosity took Amanda, a single mother who has worked at the restaurant for five years, by surprise. She also serves as the Bellingham VFW auxiliary president and volunteers at an orphanage in Tanzania, Africa. Amanda plans to put part of the money towards surprises for the children, and the rest will help pay her bills. She said, “I appreciate what he’s doing, and it’s awesome.”
We couldn’t agree more! An incredible start to the New Year, all thanks to this random act of kindness. George was so grateful that he could do that this year. He hopes to make this an annual tradition.
After a New England winter, who doesn’t want a cleaner car? So let’s support a fellow alum’s business this spring by scheduling an appointment with GT Detailing or purchasing a gift card. Oh, and don’t forget to leave a tip!