Amazingly Generous Mystery Tipper Gives Bar Workers the Gift of a Lifetime

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receipt Here's a story that's full of nothing but human kindness and generosity, which unfortunately we don't see often enough. It happened in Utah when a man left a jaw-dropping tip on a bar tab.

And by jaw-dropping, I mean HUGE. The total bill at Brewskis Bar in Ogden came to $214.75. So $50 bucks would have been fine; $200 would have been amazing. This tip didn't even touch those amounts, though. Any guesses as to what he left as a tip?

It was $5,000!

Incredible, right? But it's true, and Scott Scheweke, a reporter for the Orange County Register, even tweeted this picture of the receipt. so you can see for yourself.

The unidentified man's generosity didn't end there either. Later that night, the same man left a $1,000 tip on a $49 tab at another bar called Alleged -- even agreeing to let them run the tip as a separate charge because their payment system couldn't handle such a large tip. Can you imagine the excitement of these employees who got to split those tips?

So who was this Good Samaritan? Was he some high roller trying to show off? Not at all according to reports, rather it was just a simple, but amazing, random act of kindness on his part. He didn't want any credit or accolades for it; he was just doing it to spread around a little generosity.

Jared Allen, owner of Alleged told the Huffing ton Post, "He seemed like just a guy who does well for himself and chose to share it with others."

Tell me that doesn't restore at least a little of your faith in humanity? We've seen so many outrageous stories of diners leaving cruel tips for waitresses and servers insulting customers on receipts, it can make us feel like we're walking into a battleground when we go out to eat. So it's great to see a story like this get some attention to show that it's not always like that.  May this kind man be blessed with wonderful service, short waits, and delicious food for the rest of his days.

What's the most you've ever tipped a server?


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miche... micheledo

Sorry, I just can't get past "$50 bucks would have been fine."  No wonder I hear so many complaints about tipping, if people consider that fine.  That is OVER 25%.  $50 would have been GREAT!!!  I always wonder if waiters/waitresses feel like I leave a terrible tip (since so many people today cannot do basic math).  We leave 20%, and when your bill isn't much, that is a small amount.

OK, enough picking at your blog!  That guy was amazing to give that huge a tip.  What a blessing to the staff!!

Choco... Chocodoxies

Look closely at that recipt. It is obvious that the numbers 500 and then the 5 have been added to turn a tip of $0.00 into $500.00 and change the total from $214.75 into $5,214.75. Just because it's on the internet, doesn't make it true. 

"The problem with things on the internet is you can't confirm their validity" - Abraham Lincoln

nonmember avatar Jenn

Back when I was a waitress, I once received a $100 on a bill that was under $12.

nonmember avatar Sarah

Really? abraham lincoln said that? Ha

SaphireH SaphireH

No its 5000.00

laris... larissalarie

Umm $50 is NOT "over 25%" of $214.75. It would be EXACTLY 25% of $200.00 though. Lol, just found that funny in light of the "people today cannot do basic math" part of the comment.

I have no idea what the most I've ever tipped is, I don't keep track.

nonmember avatar Rachel

Hmmm the most I've ever been tipped, $1000 on a $1200 bill. Another time I was given $100 on $61 because he asked me how much I wanted ($161 total). I currently have a customer who just spent $1000 on Sat night (champagne) so I could have the highest sales of the weekend....there's a lot of people out there with money to blow. I'm good at my job but I still can't get over what some people leave. Don't worry there's still others who leave nothing :/

miche... micheledo

Wow, larissalarie!


SO RIGHT!!!  Thanks for catching that.  Apparently I USED TO be good at math.  :D

Vanessa Poholek Fasanella

I hope this story has a happy ending, and not a crazy, unexpected one like the guy was super drunk, and he's later going to call his credit card company to say he doesn't owe them the extra $6,000 in tips. It's happened before.

Enter... EnterAtOwnRisk

Vanessa, it was in Utah, if you've been to Utah, you know you cannot get super drunk in a bar/restaurant there. They have some pretty stricked liquor laws. I believe currently the most strick in the country.

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