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Texas restaurant customer leaves $9,400 tip

March 17 (UPI) -- An anonymous customer at a Houston restaurant left staff a $9,400 tip just hours after the county announced mandatory business closings.

Irma's Southwest restaurant in downtown Houston said an anonymous customer left the $9,400 tip Monday, just a few hours after Harris County ordered bars and nightclubs to close amid the coronovirus outbreak.

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"Hold tip to pay your guys over the next few weeks," the customer wrote on the receipt.

The restaurant said it is planning to remain operating as a take-out eatery, but some workers could be sent home if there isn't a high demand.

The eatery said employees will split the tip equally, receiving about $300 each.

The restaurant applauded the "act of kindness" in a Facebook post.

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