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Indiana Waitress Left In Tears After Being Presented With $330 Tip

by : Niamh Shackleton on : 25 Jul 2020 18:15
Indiana Waitress Left In Tears After Being Presented With $330 TipIndiana Waitress Left In Tears After Being Presented With $330 TipHeather Hotrum/Facebook

A waitress who had been out of work for months was left in tears after being given a $330  tip. 

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Katie Taylor has recently returned to work as a waitress at a pub in Indiana, USA, when she received the extremely generous donation. Following being out of work for several months, Katie’s friend had nominated her for the ‘Venmo Challenge’ – a social media challenge that asks people to raise money to use as generous tips for waiting on staff.

A standard tip in America is usually around 15-20% of the bill – unless you’re Kylie Jenner that is – but Katie received a whopping 963% tip after the customer’s bill only came to $35.

See the moment she’s given the money here:

Here is the video we have all been waiting for: we did ask Katie if video recording was okay with her, too! ☺️Just an update, I tried so so so dang hard not to cry!!! I couldn’t hold it back!! PSA: grab a tissue!! Just wait until you hear what she needed to buy!! #venmochallenge #blessedKatie #tipyourserver $35.00 bill, she was tipped $330.00!!! Thank you to those who donated (You Know Who You Are) to this special cause! Servers work their tails off for dollars. She was an amazing server! Thank you Larry Freislinger for recommending the place!! I’m definitely over-joyed to of helped Katie and those who helped, too!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

Posted by Heather Lorraine on Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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Heather Hotrum was the person who gave the well-deserving waitress the cash and caught the sweet moment on camera.

Sharing the video on Facebook, Heather wrote:

Here is the video we have all been waiting for: we did ask Katie if video recording was okay with her, too!

Just an update, I tried so so so dang hard not to cry!!! I couldn’t hold it back!! PSA: grab a tissue!!

[…] Thank you to those who donated (You Know Who You Are) to this special cause! Servers work their tails off for dollars. She was an amazing server!

Katie spoke to her local TV station WNDU about the moment she was given the tip saying, ‘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.’

Heather Hotrum/Facebook

Katie added that she was ‘in awe’ and total shock, and plans on spending the money on getting a new pair of shoes for work. She also plans on paying the money forward.

Katie added:

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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.

Heather Hotrum/Facebook

There have been other servers in the US to receive generous tips through the ‘Venmo Challenge’. Last week, a waitress in Ohio was given $650, reported Fox News.

While we would probably all like to see a little less of Kylie Jenner on social media, this is one viral challenge she shouldn’t be skipping out on.

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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

Topics: Life, Indiana, Now, Servers, Tip, Venmo Challenge, Viral

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