Grateful diner leaves $3,000 tip on $40 check

The holidays can be stressful and often especially so for those who can’t cover the costs the celebrations bring.

One man in Bellevue, Washington did his part to help make Christmas a bit brighter for the staff at The Brief Encounter Cafe, leaving a $3,000 tip on his $39.60 breakfast check, reports ABC News.

Dwayne Clark, who serves as the CEO for Aegis Living, also left a note explaining what inspired him to do so.

“You guys do a great job! When I was 7, I washed dishes and my mom cooked in a diner just like this. We were dirt poor and didn’t have money for Christmas. Hopefully, this will help all of you have a better Christmas,” he wrote.

The tip was split among the diner’s twelve staff members, and one of them is already doing her part to spread the Christmas cheer. 

Waitress Julie Wilson told NBC’s ‘Today’ that she plans to donate five turkey dinners through Safeway, which will be given to homeless families. 

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