Couple Gives Waiter $5K Tip
Houston server's car had been destroyed in storm
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2012 4:48 PM CDT
A Houston waiter received a $5,000 tip.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – An antidote to all those stories about terrible tippers: A waiter at a Houston restaurant just pulled in one for $5,000. Two of his regulars, a married couple, finished their meal and handed Greg Rubar the wad of cash, reports local station KHOU. Rubar says the couple had heard his car was wrecked in recent thunderstorms and told him to buy a new one.

“I knew it was money, but I didn’t know how much,” says the waiter at D'Amico's Italian Market. “Maybe like a half hour after they left I went in the bathroom and I opened it, and looked at it and I could tell it was $5,000 because it was still wrapped, it still had the band on it from the bank.” The Huffington Post figures it's a tip of about 19,000%.