The employees in the Brief Encounter restaurant in Washington state were completely shocked when the total on a $39 check had been signed for $3,039! At first, they thought that it must have been a mistake, so they flipped the receipt over to reveal a heartwarming note!
You guys do a great job! When I was 7, I washed dishes and my mom cooked in a diner like this. We were dirt poor and didn’t have money for Christmas. Hopefully, this will help all of you have a better Christmas.” The note read.
The owner of the diner wasn’t surprised! The customer eats at the restaurant every weekend with his wife and has been dining with them for nearly 8 years now! He runs an assisted living community and wanted to share his good fortune with the people he sees every weekend.
The manager split the gift between all 12 staff members, giving each person an extra $250 to use during Christmas!
When she asked him about the tip, he clarified that “giving back” doesn’t have to be money. It can be something as simple as a “thank you” to the people working hard around and during the holidays. The season of giving doesn’t always mean presents. Sometimes, it just means showing the people you see every weekend that you care.