March 10 (UPI) -- Two women who bonded with their server at an Ohio restaurant over a shared grief surprised the worker with a $2,021 tip.
Rebecca Riemer, marketing coordinator for Slyman's Tavern in Independence, said the women came into the restaurant recently and struck up a conversation with their server, identified only as Tanya.
They told Tanya they were both widows who didn't cook for themselves very often anymore.
"Tanya could relate to them, because she lost her husband this past April, 2020," Riemer told Cleveland.com. "They were bonding over that. The women said 'You know, it's Restaurant Week and we're going to take care of you.'"
The women, whose bill totaled $100.21, left Tanya a $2,021 tip.
"She was completely shocked. She didn't know what to do. She was crying, they were hugging. She has never received anything like that before," Riemer told WEWS-TV.