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Customer Leaves Tip 400 Times Bigger Than Price Of Bill

Jake Massey

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Customer Leaves Tip 400 Times Bigger Than Price Of Bill

Featured Image Credit: NBC Boston

Staff at a restaurant in the US were left stunned when a customer left a tip worth more than 400 times the cost of the bill. Watch here:

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The ridiculously generous customer - who wished to remain anonymous - ordered a couple of chilli dogs, fried pickle chips and a few cocktails from the Stumble Inn Bar and Grill in Londonderry, New Hampshire, on 12 June.

The bill came to $37.93( £27), but he decided to go waaaaay beyond 10 percent when it came to tipping, leaving a $16,000 tip (£11,456) .

"I thought it was a mistake," restaurant owner Mike Zarella told NBC Boston.

Zarella thought the customer had made a mistake. Credit: WMUR-TV
Zarella thought the customer had made a mistake. Credit: WMUR-TV

However, the customer - who wasn't a regular - confirmed it was no mistake, and said staff deserved it because they worked hard.

Barmaid Michelle McCudden said the gesture restored her faith in humanity.

She said: "He's kind of a mystery man. I've been doing this a very long time and I never thought anything like this would happen to me.

"We went up and we thanked him. It's just been a really rough year for all of us.

"For someone to do something like that really restored my faith in humanity. He just said that we work really hard and he wanted to do something nice and he just really wanted us to have it."

Paying forward the good deed, the eight servers have shared the tip with the kitchen staff too.

The customer stumbled in a stranger, and left a hero. Credit: WMUR-TV
The customer stumbled in a stranger, and left a hero. Credit: WMUR-TV

This fella isn't the first to lend a huge hand to the hospitality industry since the start of the pandemic.

Nighttown in Cleveland was about to voluntarily close its doors in a bid to help stem the spread of coronavirus when the benevolent customer made the extraordinary gesture.

Sharing a photo of the receipt on Facebook, the restaurant's owner Brendan Ring said: "So just before we closed today at Nighttown a customer walked in and ordered a beer and asked for the check and handed his credit card slip to me, wished me well while we sit out our voluntary shutdown and told me to share the tip amongst the wait staff of which there were four working brunch today.

"As he walked out I looked down at the tip and realized he left a whopping $3,000 tip on a single beer purchase.

"I ran after him and he said no mistake we will see you when you reopen!

"Unbelievable but symbolic of the kind of quality folks we have know [sic] at Nighttown all these years.

"I could post his name but I won't as I think he wouldn't want that but all my waitstaff and myself and [sic] humbly grateful for this incredibly kind and grand gesture."

Topics: Awesome, Inspirational, US News

Jake Massey
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