Waiter Receives $5,000 Tip on $26 Bill to Buy New Car After He Lost His to a Thunderstorm

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D’Amico’s in Houston, Texas, is probably the best place to dig some good luck in.

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After his Nissan car was destroyed in a thunderstorm, Greg Rubar, 43, had always had trouble arriving on time to his work at an Italian eatery. Because he suddenly had to catch a bus or cab to reach to his destination, he’s often a few minutes late.

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So a generous couple, whom he has known for more than 11 years now, shelled out $5,000 on their $26 tab to help him buy a new car. Mr. Rubar, who has been working at the restaurant for 19 years, was shocked to receive such big amount.

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The couple were enjoying their potato cabbage soup together with their child when Mr. Rubar arrived. They waited until he showed up to give him the tip.

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When Greg finally showed up, the man approached him with an envelop and simply said, “Go buy yourself a car.” Surprised by what happened, he thanked him a lot and did not bother to look inside. He was amazed for the second time when he saw the $5,000 cash inside.

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Rubar was very thankful since he was financially struggling at the moment. The couple, who asked to remain unknown, believed that someone as hard-working as Greg should not suffer from something out of his control.

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