Customers leave new waiter hateful note instead of a tip
A waiter named Eddy Cabrera in Kansas City, Missouri was shocked when a group of customers gave him a homophobic note instead of a tip.
His friend, Jonathon Antle, posted the note on Facebook:
"So I'm sitting here -- right now -- eating lunch at the restaurant my friend works at, and this table of 'regulars' is rude to him the entire time ... Which I could even see from across the room," Antle explained in the post.
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He continued, "They spend almost $85 at a cheap Mexican restaurant between 3 of them ... They tip $0.00. Instead, they leave a loving Christian message handwritten on a napkin inside their checkbook."
Cabrera, who's been working at Latin restaurant Chelly's Cafe for only several weeks, is an immigrant from Guatamala. He did not initially understand the note, and almost started crying when Antle told him what it meant.
"This is his livelihood, and they treated him like dirt the entire time. They just took food off of his 'table' instead of treating him with basic human dignity and decency," Antle said.
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The internet got wind of the post, and Cabrera soon started receiving support from both friends and strangers; he commented on Antle's post to thank them and to ask why people need to be hateful.
Apparently, someone at the table contacted Cabrera about the incident. "The individual previously named claims it was someone else at the table of 3 who left the note," Antle updated the Facebook post. "The name has been retracted out of respect for the apology made directly to my friend."
The person, Nisha Martin, messaged Cabrera to say she "truly apologizes" and was apparently unaware about the note:
It's unclear whether she or her party ended up giving Cabrera a tip. Regardless, good samaritans stopped by Chelly's to give Cabrera money themselves.
He wrote, "Thank you all for stop by and do this. For me. It means a lot ... Thank you."