Hooters waitress donates kidney to longtime customer

Hooters waitress donates kidney to longtime customer

ROSWELL, Ga. — Don Thomas is a longtime regular at the Hooters in Roswell.

But it’s not the beer or the chicken wings that bring him back. Instead, it’s the generosity of one of the waitresses.

“Mariana had only been here a short time,” Thomas said. “I just barely knew her when she made the offer.”

The offer was the gift of life. Thomas lost both his kidneys.

“I said, ‘Well I have two kidneys, do you want one of mine?'” said Mariana Villarreal, a waitress at Hooters.