One Indiana Waitress Was Left in Tears After Receiving a Surprise Tip

One waitress working at a pub in Indiana was left in tears after being given a $330 tip after being nominated for a social media challenge.

One Indiana Waitress Was Left in Tears After Receiving a Surprise Tip
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One Indiana Waitress Was Left in Tears After Receiving a Surprise Tip

The pandemic has made it clear that many workforces are undervalued and that includes the people who serve us a cold drink after a long, hard day.

Katie Taylor had recently returned to work following the easing of the lockdown in the States, after being out of a job for months, when she had been nominated by a friend for the 'Venmo challenge'.

The challenge seeks to raise money over social media to be used as generous tips on wait staff.

Usually, the standard for a tip is about 15-20% of the bill but Katie was absolutely shocked to receive that she was instead awarded $330. That's a 963% of the customer's $35 order.

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Facebook/ Heather Hotrum

Katie spoke about the even to the local tv station WDNU about the moment she received the generous donation:

I was like, what’s happening and she [Heather] was like, so we have been getting donations and we’ve just decided to bless you.
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Facebook/ Heather Hotrum

The waitress claimed she was intending to use the money on new shoes for work but also hopes to pay the money forward:

Be the most understanding, the kindest, most generous person you can be because everyone is struggling; and if you are in the position to help others, don’t hesitate to do that.

Katie has not been the first to receive a generous payout from the 'Venmo Challenge'. Just last week, Fox News reported an Ohio waitress being given a whopping $650!

An elderly couple left this waitress an outstanding tip An elderly couple left this waitress an outstanding tip