Customer Orders One Beer And Leaves £2,200 Tip To Help Restaurant Through Pandemic
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Nighttown in Cleveland was about to voluntarily close its doors on Sunday (22 November) 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."
Recalling the moment he first clocked the enormous tip, Brendan told News 5 Cleveland: "I quickly glanced down and it looked like a $300 tip. And I go, 'Wow, that's a nice tip for a guy that just had a beer'.
"Then I put my reading glasses on. My eyes almost popped out of my head.
"One girl point blank didn't believe what she was staring at. She said, 'No, that's not real'.
"That gentleman that left a tip yesterday, he'd be indicative of the type of customer we have here in Cleveland Heights. Just true, loyal and giving."
Bartender Heather Sandow echoed this sentiment.
She said: "It's not all about money. I think personally, it's more about the gesture that was made and the unselfishness that was demonstrated.
"The customers have been coming here over the years. They do care about us."
Indeed, his selflessness even inspired Stella Artois to 'pour it forward'.
What a stellar bloke.