Bartender Served Truck Driver During Night Shift, Amazed To Get $1,000 Tip

A single mom working as a bartender hit it off with a customer one night. The two chatted and felt a connection. When the bartender saw the tip he left her, she was in shock.

Kari Anthony works for a Quaker Steak and Lube in Nebraska, and it's not an easy job. The restaurant is near a truck stop right off the interstate, so it's not unusual to get a lot of truckers as they're passing through.

Kari met one trucker and they found a connection as they discussed - they both shared a deep love of family. She is a struggling single mother of three; the truck driver reminisced fondly on his own loving mother.

After his meal and a few drinks, the driver decided to head to his hotel room. He asked for the check and wrote in the tip. When Kari saw it, she was stunned to see the driver tipped her $1,000 - more than 10 times the cost of the meal and drinks.

Kari told the man he didn't have to tip her so much, but he insisted. Kari even called the manager out to verify that she was allowed to take such a tip. She was shaking, according to her boss.

The manager talked with the man for a while to make sure the truck driver was sober and understood what he was doing. Apparently, the driver was just in a generous mood.

He had spoken to several people that night and paid the bills for their dinner as well. He wanted to do something special for Kari, though, and wouldn't take 'no' for an answer.

The truck driver insisted that Kari go do something special for herself and the kids with the money. The mom decided to take them to the Nebraska State Fair.

“They got to go to the fair and play games and all the other stuff,” Kari said. “Normally, because of situations, I would have not been able to do that. But I was able to because of that gentleman. I am just extremely grateful.”

Source: Little Things
Photos: Kari Anthony/Twitter, Restaurant News, Trip Advisor

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