Waitress Gets $1,000 Tip From Generous Customer Who Wanted to Make Her Dreams Come True (PHOTO)

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receiptGetting a little extra cash is always nice. You know, as a birthday present or tucked away in your Christmas stocking. But what if a total stranger handed you a casual $1,000? Supposedly, that's what happened to one lucky waitress. According to a blogger by the name of Casual Cynic, her mother was waiting on a customer and mentioned in passing that her family was from Italy and that she'd never been there. After finishing his meal, he told her to have a nice day and walked out the door. When the waitress went to go collect the receipt, she saw that he left a $1,000 tip and wrote, "Your ticket to Italy. Enjoy!!" next to the amount.

Um, hey, I wish I just had an extra $1,000 to hand over to a complete stranger. Talk about karma! Actually, talk about ONE LUCKY LADY! Best shift ever? Most definitely.

Of course, there's no legitimate proof that the receipt is 100 percent real. Am I a little skeptical? Of course. But either way, this is a pretty freakin' awesome story.

Yeah, I may not have a wad of cash to hand to someone, but stories like this make me want to do something nice for somebody else. You know, pay it forward. This man tipped his waitress a crazy amount so she could realize her dream and visit where her family is from. The least that I could do is open an extra door, hold an elevator, or buy someone's coffee -- right?

At the VERY least, this really makes me think of leaving a solid 20 percent the next time I sit down at a restaurant. Good tippers are the cherry on the top of the "I don't really wanna be working here" sundae, after all.

Do you think the $1,000 tip is real? Have you ever left a larger-than-average tip at a restaurant?


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nonmember avatar Christina

I have never received a large tip but one time i was getting my hair done and an older man came in to buy shampoo and paid with a $100 bill and told the cashier to keep the change. Then he asked if his favorite hair stylest was in. She wasnt so he left a $100 bill under a comb on her work station. I guess some people just got it like that :)

nonmember avatar AmericanExpat

I'm still dwelling on that $1 million tip some dude left a waitress in Macau...and that was back in 1998.

Nurse... Nursekelly1980

I would love to do things like this. If I ever come into money, I'm definitely going to sneak strangers money and just walk away :)

nonmember avatar Christina

How does someone with so much money not understand basic math?

Nia Miller

I would too Nursekelly1980. I've come into a bit of money in my lifetime (No where near that excessive though, in regards to the 1Mil) and I shared as much of it as I could. I enjoy bringing people joy and relief. If only everyone felt that way.

Michelle Zahrte

the total is not right it would be 1060.42

Alycia M. DeaKyne

I waitress in Indianapolis earned a $446 tip the other day. I think the $1000 tip is definitely possible!

Issie Is

I get yelled at by my wife that I tip too much my answer is that as long as I can make their day a little brighter they'll appreciate it and next time the service will be great. It hasn't failed me yet and I feel good inside when I do it. btw I'm an atheist so holy rewards are not my motivation lol

lilta... liltampa71

So he "forgot" the .62.  He still left her a $900.38 tip.  He was well over his 20%, so he didn't forget anything.  (Maybe he doesn't like change.)

nonmember avatar Jaime


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