SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) – Christmas has arrived early for five waitresses at The market restaurant after a bunch of generous downtown New Yorkers left $ 1,400.
Bud Loura, the organizer of the surprise, said it was part of the Shock & Clause Trend, where each person pays for their meal and leaves a $ 100 bill for a tip.
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Kelly Beeching was one of five waitresses who worked Saturday. She has been working at the Market Diner for 8 years and said she has never received a tip as generous as this one.
The tip was shared between Beeching and her four co-workers, leaving each waitress $ 280 to take home.
I work with a lot of independent restaurants. I see the conflicts they go through. I see the pain going through their employees right now and it’s really, really important. These are the hardest working people right now. I think the people who came and gave the $ 100 are just as happy as the people who got the money.
Bud Loura, organizer
Those who donated the money were delighted, but even those who received the money were equally happy to keep giving.
“I was going to give it to a girl in the kitchen,” Beeching said. “She seems to be able to use it. I’ll probably take $ 100 and give him the rest.
The power of a good person creates a positive ripple effect throughout central New York City.
Loura, the organizer, plans to continue this act of kindness throughout the year. He created a group called the Breakfast Club to surprise the waitresses and waiters once a month.
If you are interested in joining the group for the next outing, sign up or learn more by visiting the Breakfast Club website.