Yesterday evening we heard the feel-good story about a mysterious couple who "paid it forward" in a BIG WAY and left a BIG TIP at Leo & Kens in Lawton, OK. The anonymous couple paid for everyone's meal at the restaurant and before leaving they tipped the restaurant staff several thousand dollars. How cool is that?

KSWO News broke the story last night and it's been the talk of the town ever since. You can click here to read the full story and get all the details on this amazing good deed and the couple who made it all possible. We could definitely use more of this in our lives and it's great that Leo & Kens and KSWO shared it with us!

It's been a crazy and tough couple of years and it's nice to see that there's still goodness left in the world and in people. According to the story, the couple told the staff they had been blessed and they wanted to share it and help bless others. They didn't identify themselves and left once they handed over the money.

As stressed and overworked as most kitchen and waitstaff are these days, I'm sure it's more than appreciated. If you've been out to eat lately you know exactly what I'm talking about. The service industry has been hit hard and is still recovering from the pandemic and all the staffing issues that came with it. They certainly deserve our thanks and they more than deserve the generous tip that was given to them.

We can all do our part and "pay it forward." Sure most of us can't afford to give away a few thousand bucks. But all of us can afford to treat others with kindness and respect. There's a lot more to "paying it forward" than just money, it's about helping others and being a good human. You could make a HUGE impact on someone's day and life by just being friendly. It doesn't cost anything to be friendly and helpful to others.

This story has motivated me and others to show kindness, patience, and friendliness to others. To help when needed and without reservation or expectation. A valuable lesson has been taught by this mysterious couple and their random act of kindness we can all learn and benefit from. Pay it forward and don't look back!

15 More Amazing Southwest Oklahoma Hole-In-The-Wall Eats

It's far too easy to be lulled into thinking the same old chain restaurants are the "good" places to eat across Southwest Oklahoma. You won't find a single franchise on this list. It's all locally owned, locally run, sometimes a little run down, but you'll agree the meals are outstanding when you walk away with a belly full of the good stuff.

In no particular order, here are another fifteen amazing local Southwest Oklahoma eats, and be sure to check out the O.G. 15 Amazing SWOK Hole-In-The-Wall Eats right here when you're done...

The Dreadful Downtown Hauntings of Lawton, OK.

When it comes to ghost tales and hauntings Lawton, Fort Sill has more than a few scary stories to tell. The most active hauntings and paranormal/supernatural occurrences that have been reported seem to be centered around downtown Lawton. If you've lived here a while I'm sure you've heard a few of these terrifying tales yourself. If not check out the photo gallery below of the dreadful downtown hauntings of Lawton, OK.

The best Lawton, Fort Sill Facebook pages & groups to join, follow & be a part of.

If you just moved here, welcome to Lawton, Fort Sill we're glad you're here. It can be difficult moving and starting up in a new place. Trying to make friends, find things to do, get more information about the town itself, and just get acquainted with all the goings-on. We're here to try and help you out with a list of the best Lawton, Fort Sill Facebook pages and groups you should join, follow and be a part of.

Funny, Crazy & Unusual Street Names Found in Oklahoma

One thing's for sure, Oklahoma has a ton of funny, unusual, and downright crazy street names. Across the Sooner State in every town, city, and rural community you'll find hilarious streets and roads with some of the most bizarre names you can think of. When they were named, more than likely years ago, I'm sure no one thought they would be considered crazy or funny at the time. Well, times have changed! Now some of these street names had to be deliberately named by someone with a great sense of humor. At least in my opinion anyway. Scroll through the photo gallery to check out some of Oklahoma's funniest and craziest street names. If you know of a funny or crazy street or road name in Oklahoma take a quick photo of the sign and submit it to critter@townsquaremedia.com and we'll include it in the photo gallery below.