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Thousands of Dollars in Tips - For Jesus

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By: Alexandra Limon

A mystery diner, or group of diners, has been leaving thousands of dollars in tips all over the country.  A waitress at the Hungry Cat in Hollywood got a $1,000 tip a couple weeks ago.  The restaurant showed us the receipt that had several "@tipsforjesus" stamps on it.  The best part is the staff shares tips, so several people got a cut!

"I think I was more nervous than anybody, because I pay them out at the end of the night.  But it went through, so they got their money...  It's a mystery for sure, we're not sure.  Apparently he's been in Utah, by Notre Dame, various places here in LA.  Right now I think it's just somebody wanting to be generous during the holidays," said Hungry Cat manager, Becky Graziano.

There's now an account on Instagram @tipsforjesus and they've posted several pictures of receipts including one with a $5,000 tip and another with a $10k tip. 

Several of the restaurants say a group of three guys paid with an AMEX black card leaving left the huge tips.

So far the huge tips were left in Ann Arbor Michigan, to Chicago, and now, a group of them in Los Angeles. The Hungry Cat and Fig & Olive both got $1000.  A $500 tip was left at stripper bar Jumbo's Clown Room.

Some of the lucky recipients of the gratuities describe the tipper as actually a group of three guys, who pay with an AMEX black card, and are football fans traveling around to different games.

 


 

A mysterious tipper with an Instagram account has been making the day of servers, bartenders and golf caddies across the US.  

The tipper has left thousands of dollars - including $1,000 at the Hungry Cat in Santa Monica, with only one clue- the scrawled, or lately, stamped "Tips for Jesus" on the receipt.

The notes have showed up from Ann Arbor Michigan, to Chicago, and now, a group of them in Los Angeles.  The Hungry Cat got the biggest, but there was also a lucky server who picked up $1000 at Fig & Olive and, amusingly  a $500 tip was left at stripper bar Jumbo's Clown Room.

Some of the lucky recipients of the gratuities describe the tipper as actually a group of guys who are football fans, and travel around to different games in different parts of the country.  One of the group has been very fortunate, and says it's his way to give back.

Where will they strike next?  Keep an eye out on the Instagram account @tipsforjesus.

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