The You Were Seen movement is about really seeing people, and helping those same people know they are seen by God every day. It’s about caring and kindness and making a difference. The You Were Seen movement is about being generous … every time you leave the house. And if you do that … The You Were Seen movement might not only change a life.


It might change the world.





Karen Kingsbury waited tables to pay her way through college. She worked as hard as she could to serve those who ate dinner in her station each night, but often times she felt overlooked. Her dreams seemed faraway.


Today Karen is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author and this generation’s favorite inspirational storyteller. There are more than 25 million copies of her Life-Changing Fiction™ in print.  Her work takes her around the United States and the world.  She does what she wishes people would’ve done when they sat at her table so many years ago:

She sees people. She wants you to see them, too.

“Tips should surprise people,” Kingsbury says. “It’s one way to show someone that Jesus is real … and that He loves us. Be generous. You can never out-give God.”


In 2019, Kingsbury dreamed of a national movement where Christians would be generous tippers and tell people who serve the one thing they rarely hear. 


They are seen.


Restaurant servers, coffee baristas, bathroom attendants, cashiers, police officers, firefighters. Soldiers or flight attendants.


If you were seen today, Karen wants you to know you matter. God sees you every day! Maybe this moment is a turning point for the rest of your life.