This Waiter Was Tipped £600 After A Customer Overheard His Christmas Plans

This Waiter Was Tipped £600 After A Customer Overheard His Christmas Plans

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It’s always nice to tip your server. I never understood why it was important to do it until I got a job working in a restaurant. That’s when I quickly learned how hard work it can be staying on your feet, running around like a headless chicken can be.


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Most people tend to leave a tip between 10 and 20% of the bill. So, you can imagine the surprise this waiter got when he saw a generous tip he got from a customer at the restaurant he works at.

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Ben is from Ireland, however, he lives and works in Texas, USA, with his girlfriend Taryn. The pair is expecting their first child together, and he dreams of returning back home to Ireland with his girlfriend and baby when it’s born. However, being able to travel that far can get quite pricey, and means that Ben has been saving up for the long awaited trip for quite some time now. Being so far away from home can be a really hard thing to do.

The customer who generously tipped Ben overheard a conversation he was having and decided to make his dream a little bit easier.


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The customer’s food bill was $122, however, he generously added another $750 (£600) to the bill, which came as a very happy surprise for Ben and his girlfriend Taryn.

Alongside the generous tip, the customer also wrote a heartfelt note. ‘Hopefully this can get you back to Ireland for the holidays.’

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Taryn took a snapshot of the customer’s bill and posted it on Facebook. The pair were completely shocked by the stranger’s kindness.

The Facebook photo soon went viral after being shared countless times and reaching over 2.2k likes.

It just goes to show you how a simple act of kindness can go a long way.


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