A waitress who mentioned to a first-time customer that it was her dream to go to Italy was left with a surprise $1,000 tip on Monday.
According to Tumblr blogger Casual Cynic, her mother has been working as a waitress for years and, after mentioning to the customer that she had an Italian family and eight years of art education but had never been to Italy, she got a big surprise.
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“This man who we have never seen before tipped her 1000 dollars for a trip to Italy. Walked out, not another word,” Casual Cynic wrote.
The unidentified blogger’s mother isn’t the first waitress to get a more than generous tip from a very kind customer. CeCe Bruce, who works at a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant in Indianapolis, got a $446 tip on a $5.97 bill from one of her regulars, known only as Miss Jo.
And Casual Cynic’s mother comes in second for the biggest tip to a Houston waiter who was handed $5,000 in cash from a couple — his regulars — who told him, “Go buy yourself a car.”
This story was originally published by GlobalPost.