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Waiter left a $1000 tip and kind note from mystery customer

AN Illinois waiter got a grand surprise when he was left a huge tip by a mystery customer who walked away without saying anything.

Brendan Motill, a waiter at Smokey Barque BBQ in Frankfort, Illinois, told ABC7 News that one of his customers started talking to him about life before leaving him a $1,000 tip.

Mr Motill told the local news, "My jaw dropped. I couldn't do anything. I was in shock. He was really humble and I tried to go back out there instantly and he was gone".

The kindly stranger left $1,000 on a $20.31 bill, a mere 5,000 per cent tip. Along with the tip, he left the following note:

"Brendan,

Thanks for your kind service! You're doing a great job as a server. I'm not sure what your hopes and dreams are in this life, but I hope this tip helps.

My hope is that people were more peaceful to each other. The world can be so negative and violent, I commit random acts of kindness to let others know there can be another way. Peace be with you brother!"


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