The struggling employees of an eatery in Gainesville, FL that was hard hit by the coronavirus epidemic got a lift recently when a patron paid his $144.66 dinner tab, adding a $10,000 tip, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].
When the unnamed philanthropist, his wife and son finished their meals he asked the owner of the Wahoo Seafood Grill if he would gather his staff so he could have a word with them.
The diner thanked the restaurant’s ten employees, informing them of the big tip each of them had earned — $1,000 each.
Shawn Shepherd, who owns the Wahoo Grill, took to Instagram to express his thanks, writing: “I’m not usually an emotional guy, but this really got me. I’m blown away. We’re ALL blown away by his generosity.
The last year and a half hasn’t been easy on this industry. We’re hurting and we’re exhausted, but this incredible act of kindness has restored our faith in humanity.”