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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — It has been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals were last in the World Series. And Tuesday afternoon, just hours before the Royals’ Game 1 against the San Francisco Giants, a waiter got more than a 15 percent tip after serving a customer.

KMBC in Kansas City reports Katelyn Davis, the wife of Kansas City Royals pitcher Wade Davis, was at Rock & Brews in Overland Park, Kan., about 20 miles from the stadium when she gave a ticket to Ryan O’Connor, one of the waiters.

“I started to walk away when I dropped off their check after they paid, and they said, ‘Hold on, I was going to give you a tip, but instead we thought you might want this,'” O’Connor said.  “And they said, ‘you’re going to sit with us, we’re a pretty cool family.'”

“He was pretty blown away, a little bit shocked,” Rock & Brews employee Justin Olmstead said. “He came back into the office and said, ‘Do you guys mind if I have the night off?’ And we looked at him, and he showed us the ticket he had in his hand.  And we were blown away ourselves that he was able to have that given to him tonight.  So we definitely accommodated him and let him have the night off to go celebrate with all the fans at the game tonight.”

Standing ovation for Katelyn Davis.