With all the controversy on tipping lately, it’s nice to finally see someone in the U.S. has been leaving enormous tips for the appreciated service.
Since September, an Instagram account titled ‘TipsForJesus’ has been documented all across the country anonymously leaving tips ranging from $500 to $10,000 at random restaurants. Eighteen posts on the Instagram account show receipts that total $54,100. It is still unclear why the person or persons are leaving such enormous sums for their servers, but they are getting recognition for their good deed. Clues from The Eater hint that multiple people are sharing the wealth:
It does seem to be possibly more than one person: the Instagram account uses the word “we” often, and before they recently switched to a TipsForJesus stamp for the receipts, the username was scrawled in more than one handwriting. TipsForJesus seems to be a college football fan, occasionally lining up with various football games (at Michigan and Notre Dame). A few also bear USC’s slogan of “Fight On.”
Whether it’s one person or many, we’re grateful to see such gratitude and generosity in the world.