$9,400 Tip Left By Good Samaritan To Help Restaurant Get Through Coronavirus Closure

by AmericasKeepersAdmin on March 17, 2020

Just shortly after all restaurants in Houston were told they needed to close their dining rooms and only offer take out on Monday a couple left behind a $9,400 tip to help the people who worked there get through the coronavirus shutdown

A couple stopped in for an early dinner at Irma’s Southwest Restaurant on Monday before the establishment would be closing their dining rooms doors due to the coronavirus. What they did before leaving was a huge surprise to the owners and people that worked there.

The couple are regulars at the restaurant. Their bill for dinner was just over $90, but instead of tipping 15-20% they left a tip totaling $9400.

They left $1900 in cash and put an additional $7500 on a credit card and wrote a note on the receipt, “hold tip to pay your guys over the next few weeks.”

Louis Galvin the owner of the restaurant said that the tip would be enough to give all 30 employees, $300.

“We didn’t expect it, to be honest with you. They left a gratuity for the entire kitchen and service staff, which is unexpected,”
“Ultimately, they’re volunteering because we have no idea how long we’re going to be in this situation. It could be 15 days, it could be 150 days, we don’t know. They were amazed that a client would care enough about them to leave that amount to help them get through this tough time.” 
– Louis Galvin

The couple wishes to remain anonymous. It’s amazing to see the generosity of others as we come together in the fight against the Coronavirus.

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