Kind Customer Gives 10 Restaurant Workers Over N4m to Appreciate Their Dedication

Kind Customer Gives 10 Restaurant Workers Over N4m to Appreciate Their Dedication

  • A customer tipped 10 Wahoo Seafood employees $10,000 (N4,115,500) each on Tuesday, August 17 evening
  • Shawn Shepherd, the restaurant's owner, claimed he had never seen anything like it in his 35 years of working there
  • The customer was impressed by the staff's hard work and wanted to reward them for working through the pandemic
  • The owner said since the restaurant has been going through the ups and downs of COVID-19, the generous customer left all of the employees very grateful

A generous customer has warmed the hearts of many after he left a $10,000 (N4,115,500) tip at a seafood restaurant in Gainesville, Florida, for all its staff.

A generous customer tipped ten Wahoo Seafood employees KSh 109,396 each.
A customer tipped ten Wahoo Seafood employees KSh 109,396 each. Photo: The wahoo Restaurant.
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The unidentified customer demanded to see the 10 members of the restaurant staff who were working during his visit on Tuesday, August 17.

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According to a photo of the receipt released on Facebook by Shawn Shepherd, the owner of Wahoo Seafood, the diner paid $144.66 (N59,534.82) for his lunch.

In his 35 years as the owner of the restaurant, Shepherd told Newsweek that this was the largest tip the workers had ever gotten.

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Act of appreciation

The restaurant owner further revealed that the diner intended to give each of the staff $1,000 (KSh 109,396) for the tips.

Shepherd said:

"He said he appreciated that they showed up and what they have been through. He said that he wanted to give everyone a $1,000 tip."

Shepherd added since the restaurant has been going through the ups and downs of COVID-19 these past 18 months, the generous customer left all of the employees very grateful.

He added:

"The last year and a half has not been easy on this industry. We are hurting and we are exhausted, but this incredible act of kindness has restored our faith in humanity."

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Old students honoured a cook

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a cook, Jessie Hamilton, was honoured by students of Louisiana State University she used to serve years ago.

What the students found endearing about her was that she was not just a cook, but she listened to their issues.

Andrew Fusaiotti, one of the school’s former students who is now 52, told The Advocate that the woman always had a smile on her face at work and never made complaints.

Source: Legit.ng

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