Massachusetts IHOP server gets $1,300 tip

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Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A server at an IHOP restaurant in Massachusetts was surprised with a $1,300 tip from a dining club dedicated to leaving big tips every few months.

Tulio Maldonado was serving the group at the IHOP in Saugus when Richard Brooks handed over a stack of $100 bills totaling $1,300.


"It's awesome," Maldonado told WCVB-TV.

Brooks and his friends call themselves the $1,000 Breakfast Club. Every few months the group picks a different restaurant to patronize and leave their server a tip totaling $1,000 or more.

Brooks said the idea was born when his brother heard about a group of friends doing a similar thing in California.

"We kind of do it for ourselves. But the benefit is we get to give this guy the money and he's going to pay his bills. You get a really good feeling out of it," Brooks said.

The group documents their acts of kindness on Instagram in the hopes of inspiring others to do good works in their communities.

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