The thunder and rain were noisy and swift! We were on the top of a cobblestone path by the Engenstrom Bascillica. Our ship was miles below us docked on the Danube.
This was The one time we ventured out and didn't carry our rain coats...
We snuck into a cafe that was more an outside cafe than inside spot. The cushions and table stuff for the 10 tables on the patio took up most of the tables inside.
The cafe keeper was prepared for the downpour.
We ordered some drinks to wait out the storm. The room was small with tiny windows and circular walls. We realized the cafe was housed in an old castle defense turret. 4 small tables inside and a young girl on a desk top computer!
The girl was struggling with the Internet... Calling for her mother in Hungarian. Her mother would pop out from the kitchen and try to help. They spoke no English.
Soon the storm passed. Mark asked the girl a question and she ran to the other room. She is smartly trained to not speak to strangers.
She came back with her mother and Mark asked the mother if they'd play a game. Pick a hand?
They chose his left but in his right he handed her the tightly folded cash.
Rebeka curtsied and said Thankyou.
I was trying to figure out the bill, 15,000hh and how to pay it with the Hungarian and European Union cash I had when we heard a scream in the kitchen.
Mark leaned over and said, "they just figured it out, how much money I actually gave her"
Her Mom comes in apologizing and refusing the cash. Saying "is this a joke?". Mark says "no, it's for a new computer, her education..."
She says "too much"
Mark puts his hand on his heart and says "please, accept."
She gives her smiling daughter a hug and has her daughter tell us in never before used English...
"This amount will really help us."
We are humbled.
We shared emails, Facebook pages and mailing addresses. Rebekah's mom took photos of us together.
On her mothers Facebook page was a selfie of the four of us and the caption read by translator said:
"American Angels stopped in today to get out of the rain... "
a Simple gesture goes long way...
Best souvenir EVER!