Did you read about the cheapskate that left a $446 tip on a $5.97 bill last week? Thankfully, a humanitarian stepped up to give a true example of generosity this week when they left a $1000 tip on a $60.42 meal.
Several details about the tip aren’t known (like who the waitress is, what restaurant it was, and who gave the tip) but Tumblr user Casual Cynic did relay a pretty sweet story about their mother and her dream to go to Italy.
According to Casual Cynic, an unidentified man walked into her mother’s restaurant, had something to eat, and then left without saying a word. He left a $1000 tip on his $60.42 meal along with the message “This is your ticket to Italy.”
Casual Cynic writes: “(MY MOTHER HAS) 8 YEARS OF ART EDUCATION AND SHE’S WORKING A WAITRESS JOB. IT’S PRETTY… SAD AND DISAPPOINTING, I GUESS. HER AND MY FATHER DIVORCED 6 YEARS AGO AND SHE HASN’T HAD A REAL JOB EVER. JUST BEEN STUCK IN A SMALL TOWN SHE’S NOT FROM. THIS MAN WHO WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE TIPPED HER 1,000 DOLLARS FOR A TRIP TO ITALY. WALKED OUT, NOT ANOTHER WORD. …YOU KNOW. JUST WHEN I START TO LOSE FAITH IN HUMANITY…”
The story hasn’t been verified yet but we’re expecting to see some photos from Italy on the Casual Cynic blog very soon.
Do you think this is real? Some users have pointed out that the math on the generous receipt doesn’t add up. I mean, is the waitress really expected to take 42 cents out of her own pocket to make sure that the meal is paid for?
The Casual Cynic updated her blog writing: “We know about the 42 cents, lol… We have it covered.”