A waiter in Houston, Texas will lay claim to one of the biggest tips ever received for someone in his profession, telling KPRC-TV that he was given $5,000 from a pair of regular customers.
Greg Rubar has been a waiter at D’Amico’s restaurant for 16 years, but never had a day like the one he witnessed on Saturday.
“He said, ‘We’re still going to come in, but we’re not going to tip you for a while,’ Rubar said Wednesday. “He said ‘This is for you to go and buy a nice car.'”
Rubar had lost his car in a storm several weeks ago, resulting in him taking cabs and buses to get to work.
D’Amico’s co-owner Brina D’Amico Donaldson admitted her obvious shock at the size of the tip, but indicated how Rubar is one person who deserves such a pleasant surprise.
“He’s an incredibly hard worker. He would work every shift if we would let him,” he said.
WATCH: Video from KPRC-TV, which was broadcast on May 30, 2012.
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