His brother Seth wrote: "My brother passed away July 7, 2012. His final wish in his will, if he left enough money, was that we have pizza and give the waiter or waitress a $500 tip.
Aaron never had much money , and he didn't have enough to make this happen, so I started a website and took donations. On July 10 we were able to make his wish come true for the first time."
Seth hoped, at best, to collect enough money to tip one or two food servers.
As of July 13, more than $10,000 had been donated via the web site http://aaroncollins.org .
"Please know that absolutely every penny we receive will go toward nothing but this. We will pay to host the website. We will pay for the food. Absolutely 100% of the donations we receive will be given to random waiters or waitresses. Our goal is to do this once a week, for as long as you give us the opportunity," Seth wrote.
Seth said Aaron put it this way in his will: "Leave an awesome tip (and I don't mean 25%)."
And that's just what happened to one waitress as shown in a YouTube video that has been viewed more than 600,000 times.
~A touching story of Paying It Forward