Being a waiter can be tough. You have to work with customers dealing with varying degrees of hunger and your wages rely almost entirely on the generosity of strangers. Every now and then though you hear a wonderful story of amazing generosity that just puts a smile on your face.
Ben Millar, a waiter in Houston, served a man named Jeffrey and his family on November 19. The tab was $182.87 which, at 20% is still a solid tip of more than $36. Any waiter would be happy with that, right. When Millar saw the tip was $750 though, his first reaction was shout “holy s***.”
During the meal, Millar had joked about going home to see his family for the holidays, as they live in Belfast, Ireland. Obviously, Jeffrey was feeling kind that day and left the waiter enough money to make it happen.
Millar and his girlfriend are expecting their first child in January and plan to spend the $750 on a trip to Belfast after the baby is born so his folks can meet their new grandchild. It’s not often that something like this happens, but I guess that’s what you get for being personable and giving great service to the right, generous person.