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Mystery diners leaving $1K 'Tips for Jesus' all over the nation

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While you are waiting for that next Publishers Clearing House Elite Prize Patrol visit this month, keep on working unto the Lord at your day or night job and you just might get a thousand dollar tip thanks to a group of mystery diners based upon a Dec. 4 report.

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A Hollywood Hungry Cat waitress received one such $1,000 tip in November, and the manager at the business believes "it's just somebody wanting to be generous during the holidays."

If that's true, then they are being joined with others wanting to do the same thing and they all appear to be giving the credit to Jesus of the Bible, since all the receipts have "tips for Jesus" written on them when the big tippers leave them.

Four University of Notre Dame bartenders in South Bend, Ind. got 10 times that amount from the generous male donors, and it was to be split between them. But they haven't seen a penny of it yet. That's because the Legends bar wasn't sure if the two tips totaling $5,000 each in October were for real or if the error was due to some highly intoxicated person. The tips are real, according to American Express, and the girls are now due to be paid their share in two days time, according to

After the controversial YouTube videos surfaced about diners refusing to leave tips allegedly due to racial prejudice, the Tips for Jesus effort is a welcome relief.

Christmas time is especially hard for the men and women who work in restaurants, and who often don't get much time off as a result. So getting a $1,000 or a $5,000 tip can help restore their faith in the divine and His influence over humanity.

It makes you feel good," to get a tip like that, according to Ashley Sullivan, one of the bartenders awaiting her cut of the $10,000 left at Legends in October. "It makes you feel like the job you do is actually noticed by people. How hard you work," she said.

For those who can't leave $1,000 tips to waitresses during the Christmas season, but who want to do their part in helping make someone on the lower end of the pay scale have a little extra for their families this year, you can always leave off the dessert option of your meal and give that money as a tip instead.

And if you really don't have much money to tip, at least tip some kind words, as that doesn't cost anything to give. And it can really brighten the day of those who naturally have to hear a lot of complaints throughout their day, when hundreds of people frequent where they work.



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