At the 5 & Diner in Scottsdale, Arizona, this past weekend, a customer left a $2,000 tip on a $17.23 bill, writing beneath the signature line, “Please split with the whole staff. Merry Christmas!”
The waitress who served him pocketed $400, while the rest of the staff got $200 apiece. "One of our staff just had a child, so I know he's going to use his money there," the restaurant’s manager, Delia Meek, told AZ Central, adding that her share went to her daughter's nursing school tuition. "I just want to say (to the customer), ‘Thank you very much. You helped out a lot of people with this generous tip you left for all of us.’" Speaking to CBS-5, she added, "Everybody was excited...We couldn't believe it."