Customer Gives $5K Tips to 3 Waitresses
After overhearing them discussing their bills
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Feb 4, 2014 10:04 AM CST

(Newser) – Three Illinois waitresses didn't pass off any extra food or give their customer any special treatment. What that customer saw Saturday was a special need for the young women, so she gave each of them a $5,000 check. "I wasn't even waiting on her," says one. "I was just rolling silverware. We were talking about school and braces and loans and everything that we can't afford and she just took it upon herself." The women tried to refuse so much money, but the anonymous donor wouldn't take it back. Two of the waitresses plan to go back to school; the third will pay off her bills and spend more time with her son.