Random servers in restaurants across the country are getting massive tips thanks to an unknown social media user paying it forward in the name of religion.
“TipsforJesus” is the name that the anonymous do-gooder writes in the signature line of the credit card receipt, and to go along with the name is an Instagram account in which the unknown tipper chronicles the good deeds.
The tips have ranged in amount, some servers receiving hundreds of dollars and some thousands, with reports showing that $1,000, $3,000, $5,000, and even $10,000 has been tipped to people just for doing their jobs. The Instagram account says its mission is to “Do the Lord’s work, one tip at a time.”
Ashley Rust, a server at South Bend, Ind., bar Legends of Notre Dame, received a $10,000 tip from “Tips for Jesus” but claimed that Notre Dame University and the credit card company had stopped the tip from going through because they didn’t believe that it was real. The Instagram user assured Rust that it would be taken care of, and not long after, it was confirmed that the tip had gone through.
It’s not yet known who “Tips for Jesus” is or if it is a group of people, but during this holiday season, many restaurant workers across the country, from California to Utah, are getting a lot of extra money in the name of Jesus Christ.