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One deserving waitress receives a small fortune in a tip

'The Big Tip': One Deserving Waitress Receives A Small Fortune

On 'The Big Tip,' one deserving waitress got the tip of a lifetime: $10,000.

Candi, who started waitressing tables when she was just 16 years old, was shocked. Upon receiving the tip, she was in tears. "Oh my god. When I woke up this morning, I had no clue."

On top of waitressing, she also has a full-time day care that she runs from home, and works at the restaurant to bring money in for the dog rescue she also runs. Every dollar she makes goes to paying off the thousands of dollars of veterinary bills her rescue racks up each month, so that $10,000 tip will be a big help.

Host Rachael Ray couldn't help but gush over the premiere on Twitter. Zap2It notes Rachael comes from the food industry –- and that was the inspiration behind 'The Big Tip.'

The show seeks out hard-working waiters and waitresses at family-owned establishments. Rachel and her co-host secretly interview them, and then pick one to receive the big prize. But don't worry, the runners-up get some money too: $1,000 each.

Check out how others are tipping big for service:

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spitzspitz June 10 2014 at 7:45 AM

I hope she remembers to send half of it to Barry.

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chuck June 10 2014 at 11:23 AM

you can bet it was NOT a lib that gave the tip. libs only care about themselves.

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carolyncohen June 10 2014 at 10:25 AM

yay for that kind hearted woman..she deserves it and she is using it to keep on giving to help animals who have no voice and cannot help themselves...

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queencatfish2 carolyncohen June 10 2014 at 6:33 PM

Agree- its wonderful when kind & caring people get a break- for sure!

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bostonpd203 June 10 2014 at 12:49 PM

Reading some of the comments below, makes me wonder, "why are people so negative". Why does it bother them to see someone happy. What a sick country.

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Randy bostonpd203 June 10 2014 at 3:12 PM

Let's feel sorry for the people who make negative comments. Some are just unhappy and others try to make everything political. I'm sure the majority of people are happy for her, but just don't comment. This happy American is telling you to have a great day. :)

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partsautomall bostonpd203 June 10 2014 at 4:38 PM

do you suppose we're fed up with barry?

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PLW June 10 2014 at 1:42 PM

What a wonder world this could be if everybody did one random act of kindness every day. You know, happy to be alive and set out to look for that golden opportunity. How about the senior citizen counting pennies to pay for a bit of food for herself and a can of cheap cat food for the only one who loves her now? How about that kid that would live to have that ice cream or the cereal with the prize inside? Can we afford that? Not for fanfare or praise but just to see another human being smile.

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Ed. June 10 2014 at 9:19 AM

Good for her!

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harleybv June 10 2014 at 1:01 PM

Only a few nasty comments..Baggers must be on another story about some investigation, or Benghazi, or Hillary

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fgaryg June 10 2014 at 11:00 AM

This was on tv LAST WEEK. Knowing how long it takes to shoot and edit a show who knows how long ago this happened. Could of been last year, Good to know aol keeps up with the news and tv shows.

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Kate fgaryg June 10 2014 at 2:16 PM

It isn't news, it's a human interest story. There isn't any reason why AOL should 'keep up with TV shows.' If you want to keep up with TV shows, watch them.

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douttfire fgaryg June 10 2014 at 2:50 PM

They probably do that so that people don't come out of the woodwork with their hands out!

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halt1025 June 10 2014 at 9:52 AM


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Sandy June 10 2014 at 9:59 AM

Tips shouldn't be taxable. I wonder if my valet pays taxes on his tips, or my hairdresser?

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