Florida restaurant customer leaves staff a $10,000 tip

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Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A customer at a Florida restaurant thanked the staff for "showing up and working hard" by leaving them a $10,000 tip.

The Wahoo Seafood Grill in Gainesville said in an Instagram post that a recent customer asked to speak with the eatery's entire staff during a recent visit. The workers gathered in the dining area, where the man "thanked them for showing up and working hard."


The man then announced that he would be tipping each of the 10 workers $1,000.

"I'm not usually an emotional guy, but this really got me. I'm blown away. We're ALL blown away by his generosity," owner Shawn Shepherd wrote in the post.

"The last year and a half hasn't been easy on this industry. We're hurting and we're exhausted, but this incredible act of kindness has restored our faith in humanity."

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