Generous customer leaves $7k tip at Ohio restaurant

Staff members were left in shock after a customer left a generous tip to help support them and their families through the financial stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

If you need some positive news in the midst of all the COVID chaos, a customer who visited a restaurant in Ohio left a Christmas gift of USD $5,600 (AUD $7,4000) tip for the entire staff to split.

The customer, who asked to remain anonymous, dined in at Souk Mediterranean Kitchen in Toledo, Ohio on December 12 when he left an enormous tip for all 28 staff members.

Each employee took home a USD $200 (AUD $263) bonus.

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“There was a lot of tears, I’m tearing up now talking about it,” Souk’s owner and chef Moussa Salloukh, told CNN.

“Your restaurant staff becomes your family and everyone cares about each other.

“I’ve been staying out of the kitchen to give employees hours to get through and put gifts under the tree for their kids, so this was so huge for us.”

Salloukh continued to explain that many of the employees were unable to afford Christmas presents for their family because of the financial stress caused by the pandemic, but the tip “made that possible”.

“A lot of them felt like someone was looking and watching down on them. It gave us a lot of hope, it was just a beautiful thing to do for 28 strangers you don’t even know,” Salloukh added.

Honestly, there are actually good people on this earth.