A patron at a Wa state diner gave its workers a good reason to celebrate the season using a $3, 000 tip and a nice holiday message.
Dwayne Clarke, fifty nine, ordered his usual last Sunday, but he wanted to do something various for the staff at The Brief Experience Cafe in Bellevue, Wash.
Staffers described him to WLTX him as a friendly guy whom always sits in the same presentation area and orders the same breakfast: eggs over easy, hash browns and extra crispy bacon.
Clarke, the TOP DOG of Aegis Living, left the $3, 000 tip on a $39. 60 bill without saying anything to the workers.
On the back of the invoice he wrote the following:
“You guys perform a great job! When I was 7, We washed dishes and my mom prepared in a diner like this. We were grime poor and didn’t have cash for Christmas. Hopefully, this will help everyone have a better Christmas. ”
He also remaining his cell phone number in case the charge card company questioned the validity from the tip.
Staffers were reportedly in holes, with several saying the money has been needed.
Clarke would like to see their act of kindness become a bigger movement.
“We are living in this excellent time of not connecting with each other — whether it’s the political situation, or even whether it’ s technology, inch Clark told the TODAY Display. “I think the reason (people such as this story) is not because of the money, yet because of this shared connection. Wouldn’t this be great if we all given each other’ s souls in the positive way? ”
It seems like his program worked.
Waitress Julie Wilson, 42, informed TODAY that she plans to make use of part of her share to buy 5 holiday turkey dinners for destitute families at her local Safeway.