A Waiter's Car Was Destroyed by Flooding, So Two of His 'Regulars' Left Him a $5,000 Tip
For the last 16 years, Greg Rubar has been working as a waiter at D'Amico's Italian Market Café in Houston. (They don't say how old Greg is, but he looks like he's in his late 30s.) A few weeks ago, there were severe thunderstorms in Houston, and Greg's car was destroyed in a flood. He's been taking the bus or a taxi to work ever since, or borrowing the owners' catering truck when they don't need it.
Two of his regular customers have been eating at D'Amico's for eight years, and they decided to help out. They ordered a $27 lunch, and left a stack of 50 hundred-dollar bills for a tip. That's a $5,000 tip, or 18,518%. They told him, "We're still going to come in, but we're not going to tip you for a while. This is for you to go out and buy a nice car."