SCOTTSDALE, AZ (KNXV/CNN) – It was an early Christmas present for the staff at a diner in Arizona – A simple breakfast resulted in a $2,000 tip from one generous customer.
It was a typical busy breakfast rush at the 5 & Diner, except for one extraordinary customer. A stranger ordered eggs and bacon and left behind a lot more than the $17 he owed for his food.
It was a tip that made the restaurant employee rub her eyes and take a second look.
“When you look at it you think, ‘Oh, $200’ … but no, it was $2,000,” said Delia Meek, a manager at the diner. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen that one. You hear about it on the news but never think it’ll happen to you.”
Along with the generous tip was a message that made every employee’s day: “Please split with the whole staff, Merry Christmas!”
It ended up being $222 …