Have you ever stayed at a hotel and discovered a beautifully wrapped chocolate on your pillow? Well, we can thank actor Cary Grant for this sweet trend. In the early 1950s, Grant was staying at a luxury hotel in St. Louis. He had a women (presumably a mistress, as he was married at the time) meeting him at the hotel, but she arrived before him. Instead of finding an empty suite however, she was met with a trail of chocolates leading from the door, into the bedroom, across the bed, and onto the pillow.
Impressed with this thoughtful detail, the hotel manger decided that all guests should be greeted with this pleasant surprise, and started putting chocolates on the pillows in all of his rooms.
The gesture began a trend that was picked up by hotels all over the world, and still continues today!