Arnold Teixeira, owner of Starving Artist, a restaurant in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, wrote about a generous patron of his restaurant.
- The customer, who chooses to remain anonymous, submitted a $ 1,000 tip on a $ 43 bill – about a 2,400% tip – shared by staff.
- The generous tipper also left a note that left employees sluggish.
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In a Facebook group dedicated to the restaurant Starving Artist, owner Arnold Teixeira shared a photo of a bill that would make someone’s day. A generous customer decided to leave a $ 1
“This act of generosity and kindness goes beyond words! It was shared between the entire staff. The note that accompanied the check made us all cry! Thanks from the depth of our hearts,” Teixeira wrote on Facebook.
Texeira told CNN that the customer and his family left the tip without saying a word. “When the waiter who served them saw the tip, she just started crying. Then another of my employees saw it and started crying too. And then I see it and I couldn’t help crying. It was just extremely emotional because it’s been a really hard time for us, ”he said.
The tip was accompanied by a note that read “Thanks so much for working through this tough time. You are a big part of our [Ocean Grove] Community. We are grateful for your delicious food, warm smiles and great atmosphere … Please know that we appreciate you all very much. It wouldn’t be a good summer without the starving artist. “
The restaurant owner wasn’t even sure if the starving artist would open again this year. “This tip restored our hope for humanity. It made us feel so good about what we do. We go through many steps to protect our customers, and it becomes exhausting after a while, but now we know that our efforts have actually has been noticed, “he told CNN.
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