Restaurant customer left 4 lakh rupees tip for staff

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A customer left a whopping $5,600 (around 4 lakh) tip at a restaurant in the US state of Ohio, which allowed the establishment’s 28-person staff to take home $200 each, a media report said.

‘This really happened. Last night one of our guests left a $5,600 tip to be given to all of our staff, whether they were working that shift or not. It meant each of our 28 staff members received a $200 tip. What an amazing gesture of kindness to my employees.’

‘Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people,’ restaurant owner Moussa Salloukh wrote on Facebook on December 13.

This is not an ordinary December,’ Salloukh continued. ‘Normally this is a month when our employees work extra and guests tip generously. December is a month for them to earn money to buy family gifts, put a bit into savings and take care of bills or repairs that have been lingering.

‘With Covid restrictions and guidelines, that was not going to happen for them this year. So this heartfelt generosity was deeply needed and very appreciated.

‘The words “Thank You” seem inadequate for this gift… but Thank You Billy, for your generous spirit and for making a difference in the lives of people I care a lot about this holiday season,’ Salloukh added.

Along with the post, Salloukh also attached a photo of the receipt that the customer left behind, showing a one penny food purchase and the handwritten $5,600 tip.

The massive tip came at a time as the pandemic-induced restrictions the pandemic have led to the closures of indoor dining and restaurants across the country.

Ankit Anand

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