Waiter Gets $5000 Tip

A Houston waiter got quite a shock this weekend when his customers left him a whopping five-thousand-dollar tip!

And as Nefertiti Jaquez tells us, the generous payment couldn't have come at a better time for him.

Greg Rubar has worked as a waiter at D'amico's in rice village for 16 years.

And in that time, he's gotten a lot of large tips for his service.

But on Saturday, he said a pair of regulars gave him the biggest gift of all.

"He just said, 'Here. We're still going to come in, but we're not going to tip you for a while.' He said, 'This is for you.' He said, 'This is enough money for you to go and buy a nice car.'"

The married couple, who asked us not to use their names, know that Rubar lost his car in a severe storm several weeks ago and had been taking cabs and buses in order to get to work.

So, after finishing their 27-dollar lunch of soup and wine over the weekend, the couple handed the married father of three an envelope containing five-thousand dollars in cash.

"It's a little shocking to hear that. I thought, yeah, maybe 500, but five-thousand is quite a generous tip."

The amount of money even surprised Rubar's boss, but she says she can't imagine a more deserving person.

"He's an incredibly hard worker. He would work every shift if we would let him."

As for Rubar, he says he still can't believe that two of his customers went out of their way to help him.

"People can be generous. They told me they felt like I deserved it. It's overwhelming to me."

Rubar says he does plan to use that tip to buy himself a car.


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  • by brenda Location: coffee springs on Jun 4, 2012 at 09:03 AM
    What a blessing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing can compare what God can send your way. God will bless this couple for their BIG blessing.
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      by Jalissa Ellis on Jun 4, 2012 at 06:23 PM in reply to brenda
      It's amazing what people do these days.
  • by Vanessa Location: Dothan on May 31, 2012 at 10:39 AM
    Echo Braxton. Sometimes it may not come when we think it should but God knows it will come when you need it the most. To those who do good things and feel you are at the bottom of the pile, Just keep doing what's right.
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      by Jalissa Ellis on Jun 2, 2012 at 01:12 PM in reply to Vanessa
      This is a great message to pass along.
  • by Braxton Location: eufaula on May 30, 2012 at 05:01 PM
    there are still great people in our wonderful state!Both sides of this story is showing its better to give than to receive. The waiter gave 16 yrs of service so this is a great example of KARMA!
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      by Jalissa Ellis on May 30, 2012 at 06:47 PM in reply to Braxton
      I agree with your statement.
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