Generous Stranger Gives Bartender Outrageous Tip
This story gave me goosebumps. The meeting of one stranger changed Chrisi Kemp's life forever. The 37-year-old bartender was working at a cafe when a man with groceries walked in. The two talked for a few minutes and after a few drinks the man settled his tab. She saw that he had left her a $1,000 tip on a $14.01 bill. “I looked down and was shocked. I said, ‘You don’t have to do that,’" she told TODAY "And he said, ‘Do you need it? Well, then keep it,’ and he pushed the bill back to me...I didn’t know if I was going to cry or what.” Chrisi was having some personal problems, including a sick young child, but she never expressed that to the generous stranger. He must have just sensed she needed the money. When the bartender asked him why he left so much money he told her "he believes in karma and it was her turn." Chrisi went on to share some of her tip with two other restaurant workers from that evening.
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