Amy Hales, 32, from Lynchburg, Virginia, had began working at Waterstone Pizza for a couple of month final yr earlier than the coronavirus pandemic hit and he or she was laid off, she advised Fox Information.
In February, the restaurant known as her again to work. About two weeks in, she picked up somebody’s shift and waited on a younger couple whose invoice totalled $46.96.
Hales stated she handled the couple identical to she would any clients. However once they left, she observed they have been further beneficiant with the tip.
“I believed it was a $20 tip at first,” she advised Fox Information. “I am like, ‘Oh my gosh, that is a $20 tip on a $40 test. That is wonderful.’”
Trying nearer, she noticed the whole and realized it was a a lot bigger gratuity — $200.
“They did not even stick round for me to see it. They needed no recognition from it in any respect,” Hales stated.
“I used to be simply blown away,” she added. “That’s wonderful.”
A couple of days later, Hales was working one other shift and waited on one other couple solely. Equally, their meal solely got here to $44.72, however they left triple-digit tip as effectively.
“Identical factor,” Hales stated. “They did not even — they needed no recognition for it … I went to have a look at [the receipt] and it was $100.”
“I began crying, each instances,” Hales stated. “I simply could not consider it.”
Except for ready on massive events, Hales stated she has “by no means obtained ideas like this.”
However then tragedy struck. Two weeks later, on March 9, Hales received a name from her mother, telling her that her 29-year-old brother, who lives in Florida, was within the hospital. In line with WSET, her brother had suffered three coronary heart assaults.
Hales advised Fox Information that medical doctors gave him a 1% probability of survival.
“I used to be like, ‘Oh my goodness, I’ve to get down there if I wish to see him,’” Hales stated.
Due to the cash she recieved, she took a flight all the way down to Florida the very subsequent day so as to see him one final time. Hales spent the week together with her household, and attended her brother’s funeral on March 13, which was additionally her birthday.
When Hales booked her flight again house to Lynchburg, she realized the whole price of her tickets — to Florida and again — ended up being precisely $300, the identical quantity she had obtained in ideas a number of weeks earlier than.
Hales stated that with out the information, she seemingly wouldn’t have been capable of see her brother or spend time together with her household throughout such a troublesome time.
“God will need to have despatched them to me,” Hales stated.