New York server receives nearly 7,000 percent tip

New York Server Receives Nearly 7,000 Percent Tip
New York Server Receives Nearly 7,000 Percent Tip

We've heard of overtipping before, but by almost 7,000 percent? That's one we don't hear about too often.

Take a quick look at this receipt. That's a $3,000 tip on a bill totaling $43.50.

That giant tip was left by a New York City man named Mike.

"This woman had been serving us for almost a year now. She's a lovely individual, and she talked about how she was served an eviction notice last month," Mike told ABC.

The only requirement Mike gave was that the waitress contact a foundation called ReesSpecht Life, which was started by Rich Specht, Mike's eighth-grade science teacher from years ago. Rich started the foundation after his young son died in an accident.

Rich wrote on his website, "To think that someone I had a decade ago would honor my little boy or even remember his eighth-grade science teacher in such a way blows me away."

His story reminded us of a similar one from a couple of years ago.

Back in 2013, WTHR highlighted a Steak 'n Shake server who received a $446 tip on a $5.97 bill. That actually comes out to more than 7,000 percent.

The New York server, who wishes to remain anonymous, did tell Mike she'll pay his generosity forward.

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