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Waitress Left In Tears After Being Presented With A $330 Tip

An Indiana waitress was left in tears after being presented with a $330 tip after being left out of work for months. 

Katie Taylor was left in disbelief when she was gifted a $330 tip when she returned to work as a waitress at a pub in Indiana, US.

After being out of work for several months, Katie’s friend decided to nominated her for the ‘Venmo Challenge’, a social media challenge that encourages people to donate money for waiting on staff.

In America, the standard tip is typically around 15-20% of the bill which means that usually, Katie isn’t expecting that much when she goes to collect the bill from customers.

However, when a customer’s bill came to just $35, Katie couldn’t believe it when she realised there was a whopping 963% tip on the table.

Catching the heartwarming moment on camera, Heather Hotrum handed over the cash to the well-deserving waitress.

Wanting to share kind acts of humanity onto social media, Heather decided to upload the video onto Facebook. She wrote: “Here is the video we have all been waiting for: we did ask Katie if video recording was okay with her, too!

“Just an update, I tried so so so dang hard not to cry!!! I couldn’t hold it back!! PSA: grab a tissue!!

“Thank you to those who donated (You Know Who You Are) to this special cause! Servers work their tails off for dollars. She was an amazing server!”

Here is the video we have all been waiting for: we did ask Katie if video recording was okay with her, too! ☺️Just an update, I tried so so so dang hard not to cry!!! I couldn’t hold it back!! PSA: grab a tissue!! Just wait until you hear what she needed to buy!! #venmochallenge #blessedKatie #tipyourserver $35.00 bill, she was tipped $330.00!!! Thank you to those who donated (You Know Who You Are) to this special cause! Servers work their tails off for dollars. She was an amazing server! Thank you Larry Freislinger for recommending the place!! I’m definitely over-joyed to of helped Katie and those who helped, too!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

Posted by Heather Lorraine on Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Recollecting on the moment she was given the tip, Katie told local TV station WNDU: “I was like, what’s happening and she [Heather] was like, so we have been getting donations and we’ve just decided to bless you.”

The waitress added that she was in awe of the generous act and left in total shock. She said she plans to spend the money on a new pair of shoes to wear to work.

Katie commented: “Be the most understanding, the kindest, most generous person you can be because everyone is struggling; and if you are in the position to help others, don’t hesitate to do that.”

In other news, a man decided to surprise his younger brother by returning all the rent payments he’d given him so that the money could be put towards buying his own house.

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