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Waitress is surprised to receive a $3,000 tip in the US

Waitress is surprised to receive a ,000 tip in the US

A customer at a restaurant in Pennsylvania, United States, left a tip of US$ 3,000 (R$ 16,400, in the current exchange rate), after spending US$ 13.25 (R$ 72.85), much to his surprise. of a waitress.

Eric Smith consumed a homemade stromboli at Alfredo’s Cafe in Scranton on June 16, and left the high value to employee Mariana Lambert.

“When it came time to pay the bill, Lambert came into my office with tears in his eyes and shaking, claiming that a customer was leaving a $3,000 tip on a $13.25 purchase,” said Matt Martini, manager. Alfredo’s, in a statement shared with CNN .

Another manager, Zachary Jacobson, was also at the restaurant when Smith showed up. The place caters to customers from “all walks of life,” Jacobson told CNN .

Jacobson, who has worked at the family restaurant for more than a decade, revealed he was at the establishment on his day off when Lambert received the generous tip. He asked Smith the reason for his unexpected gesture.

“He said he was involved with cryptocurrencies. He was just trying to give back to the community,” Jacobson said. “He is originally from the area.”

The restaurant has never received such a big tip, says Jacobson. “I’m happy to see people giving back,” he explained. “It’s a very difficult industry to get involved in, especially during Covid.”

The customer also wrote “Tips for Jesus” on the credit card receipt, from a social media trend, Jacobson revealed.

The phrase appears to be a reference to the Instagram account “tipsforjesus”, which for several years has been operated by an anonymous user who leaves large tips on restaurant bills.

Jacobson added that the amount “really helped” Lambert, who has worked at the restaurant for about two years.
“It’s good to know there are still good people out there. It helped her a lot.”

He hopes the story will help customers remember to “be kind and definitely patient in our industry.”

Source: CNN Brasil