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Waitress Gets $1,200 Tip From Young Couple (Photos)

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A New Jersey waitress recently received a $1,200 tip on a bill that was only $20.

Brianna Siegel, 21, received the generous gratuity while working at Bar Louie in Woodbridge on Aug. 22, reports the Daily Mail.

"I didn't know if it was real, if it was a scam," she told WCBS.

The big tip was courtesy of a couple in their 20s, who ordered two burgers and two drinks.

"They turned to me and said, 'Do you believe in God?'" Siegel explained.

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When the couple paid their $20 bill, they handed Siegel an envelope and told her not to open it until they were gone.

Siegel, noting the couple's overt religiosity, assumed the mysterious envelope probably contained a prayer card, and didn't bother opening it until she got to her boyfriend's house after work.

When she opened it and saw the check made out to her in the amount of $1,200, she almost fell to her knees.

The note inside read: "Bri, God cares for you. This is not a coincidence. 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your cares on him because he cares for you. I pray that you are the best RN out there. Whenever it gets hard, know God got you. - B+W."

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WCBS tracked down the big-tippers, who said that God told them to give the money to a stranger who touched them.

Siegel's good fortune was only the most recent case of extravagant tipping.

In Dec. 2016, waitress Sarah Clark received a $900 tip on a $61.30 tab while working at the Pita Jungle in Phoenix, as reported by KHOU.

As in Siegel's case, Clark's tip was allegedly of divine origin. On the receipt, the generous diner wrote: "This is God's money -- he gave it to us so we could give it to you. God Bless."

In April, a Hawaiian waitress named Cayla Chandara received a $400 tip and an offer to pay off her $10,000 student loan debt, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Chandara was working her shift at Noi Thai Cuisine in Waikiki, Honolulu, when an Australian couple paid their $200 bill -- and then shocked Chandara when they left her the $400 tip.

Kari Anthony, a bartender at Quaker Steak and Lube in Grand Island, Nebraska, received a $1,000 tip from a trucker, as reported on the website Little Things.

Another example of big tipping involved Lauren Ball, a waitress at the Waffle House in Kingsport, Tennessee. She was left a gratuity of $600 on a bill of $24.49, as reported by Today.

That one tip, she said, was more than her whole weekly paycheck. "The fact that someone would do something so nice for me, it's just the craziest thing to me."

Sources: Daily Mail (2), WCBS via Daily Mail, KHOU, Little Things, Today / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Daily Mail, WCBS via Daily Mail

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