Oklahoma restaurant staff get $4,500 tip from couple
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO/Gray News) – Oklahoma restaurant staff are counting their blessings after a mysterious couple left them a few thousand dollars in tips.
Mitchell Rhoades, the owner of Leo and Ken’s Truck Stop and Restaurant, told KSWO that a couple came for breakfast on Sunday morning.
Before leaving, they paid for everyone’s meal and gave the cashier about $4,500 to split between the serving servers.
“They deposited the money, and of course I tried to turn it down at first, you know it was way too much money,” he said. “But they weren’t hearing it, and they were like, ‘Man, we’re just trying to bless people like we’ve been blessed. So they gave me the money and left. It was the first time it had happened like that. I mean, it’s a good deal, and it caught me totally off guard.
Rhoades said that before the couple left, they told her it was right for them to pay their blessing.
Rhoades said he hopes the next time he or his staff see someone who needs a helping hand, they’ll be up to it as well.
“This world would be a lot better if we tried to help each other instead of stepping on someone else to get what we need or want,” he said. “There is always enough for everyone, and we can always help someone who may be in need or less fortunate; it would make the world a better place. Put good in the world, and good will come to you.
The couple left without telling them who they were, but Rhoades said he wanted them to know they are all very grateful and “god bless you”.
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