A Mac Grub’s Shack waitress’ day was made by a generous customer who showed his appreciation by leaving her a massive tip and an unforgettable message.
The unidentified Tennessee server posted the image of the receipt and her tip on Imgur where it has been viewed over a million times. “This guy sat in my section tonight and left a note on the back of his receipt,” the waitress wrote above the photograph of the receipt. On the receipt, the customer wrote:
Today is my brother’s b-day. He would have been 36 today. Every year I go eat his favorite meal (hot dogs) and tip the waitress his age.
The message then ended with “Happy B-day, Wes.”
Soon after the image went viral, a user on Imgur increased the contrast and flipped the image to see what the mysterious tipper’s bill was. His total came out to $29.50, (including sales tax) which means his tip was 100% more than the actual bill.
Overwhelmed by the sweet gesture, the waitress expressed her gratitude towards the customer and many other users on Imgur expressed their own ways of honoring loved ones, and celebrating this mystery man’s late brother. Here were their comments:
“I do this at my brothers [sic] favorite pizza place. The owner didn’t know until after the 5th time I came in on the same day.”
“My brother also passed away. I think I’m going to adopt this practice.”
“Man’s not dead while his name’s still spoken.”
“I lost my mom on January 23rd thank you for that. I can’t imagine a whole year without her I miss her every second of everyday.”
Despite the sinful world we live in, it’s nice to see people who have been through hardships carry out a simple act of kindness with no expectation of reward. Thank you anonymous tipper for reminding us all that no act of kindness, no matter how big or small, is ever wasted.