A New Hampshire bar patron who ordered two chilli dogs, fried pickle chips and drinks earlier this month left the staff a whopping $A21,000 tip, according to reports.
The generous tip, which was tacked onto a $A50 bill, was left by a man at the Stumble Inn Bar and Grill in Londonderry on June 12, WMUR reported.
“Don’t spend it all in one place,” the tipper, who wished to remain anonymous, told his shocked bartender, according to the bar’s owner, Mike Zarella.
“That’s what made her flip it over and look, and she’s like, ‘Oh my God, are you serious?,” Zarella said.
Zarella said he thought the customer might have made a mistake, but the man reassured him he meant to leave that amount.
“He just said that they deserve it, they work very hard,” Zarella said, referring to his workers.
Zarella told Fox News that the bar and kitchen staff split the tip.
“When she looked down, she was just absolutely shocked. She was like, ‘Oh, my God, no that’s just crazy,’” Zarella told CNN. “The girls went over to him and thanked him. They are overjoyed.”
According to CNN, the tip was left on June 12, but Zarella didn’t share the story until June 21 because he wanted to see if the payment would actually go through first. Once it did, he shared the kind act on Facebook.
This article originally appeared on the New York Post and has been republished with permission