7/23/2018, NewsRadio WTKS -
This morning Bill and I spoke with Savannah's most famous waitress, Emelia Holden. Last week, a video of the Vinnie Van Go Go's butt being grabbed by a customer and her follow-up body slam of said man went viral. It has evoked a strong positive response from people.
I've posted 4 audio clips below, along with the video and links to the two pet causes that Emelia has used this situation to benefit. This first clip is the longest, where Emelia talks about how her actions have affected people and about the incident itself:
We asked Emelia what work has been like at Vinnie Van Go Go's since the video went viral. Along with getting bigger tips, this happened:
Emelia plans to use those extra tips to help pay for school. She's going to Ogeechee Tech to study an interesting aspect of medicine:
Finally, Emelia is so appreciative of all of the people who've donated to the GoFundMe pages (see below) that she set up to benefit a few local animal organizations and she explains why she chose them: