Man Leaves Waitress $1K Tip For Trip To Italy

"Just when I start to lose faith in humanity"

April is looking to be a very good month for waitresses. Last week found an April Fools' prank showering a struggling LA server with money, a new car, and gallons of sticky sentiment, and now another waitress has received the tip of her life. Maybe it's time to quit that office job and grab an apron.

The story comes from Tumblr, where the unidentified server's daughter posted about her mom's good fortune. According to the post, a customer tipped her mother $1,000 after a seemingly normal meal, with the money intended to cover a trip to Italy.

"She had talked to him about Italy," the post reads. "Her people are from Florence, and she said she's never been."

The post also said that the server has eight years of art education, and has been stuck working as a small-town waitress since getting divorced six years ago.

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"It's pretty sad and disappointing, I guess," the woman's daughter wrote. "She hasn't had a real job ever." What, working at a restaurant doesn't count?

After leaving the tip, the man left the restaurant without another word to the server--just a quick note reading, "Your ticket to Italy. Enjoy!"

"Just when I start to lose faith in humanity," wrote her daughter.

A photo of the bill shows the man's note, along with the tip and signature (the name is illegible). The bill amounted to $62.42. While he might've left a $1,000 tip, the photo shows that there's still 42 cents outstanding. Hopefully management won't be taking that out of the waitress's earnings?

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This was exposed as a hoax last year

May 07 2014 at 7:22 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Well, first off they wouldn't hold it against him because I am assuming this was a debit transaction as no mention of leaving that amount of cash on the table and the signature on the receipt so the amount due as put on by the staff regardless of what he wrote down would have been taken from his account so he did not cheat them of their pennies. Secondly, I love when people do this and DON'T try to get recognition for it because sadly a lot of people only do good deeds to get attention.

April 25 2014 at 10:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Just ONCE I want to be on the receiving end of something good. thats all I ask just once, been trying for a month to help disabled son a grant to help fix up his foundation and bathroom, but so far...... wrong neighborhood, wrong time of year, wrong department.

April 09 2014 at 3:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to groanup49's comment

Know how you feel, if it weren't for my daily bad luck.... I hope it works out :(

April 25 2014 at 10:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This can only happen to a woman lol.

April 08 2014 at 11:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yeah Bob we can read

April 07 2014 at 12:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That will cover about 2/3 of the trip's cost, but it is a start.

April 07 2014 at 12:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The bill was $60.42 not, $62.42 can anybody read the articles before they post some stupid reply....

April 07 2014 at 11:54 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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