Nicole said she served two men, one a friend of hers and the other her friend’s boss. The boss, whom she’d never met before, paid their tab and that of a couple seated next to them, for a total $44, and added a $500 tip for Nicole.
“I thought it was a mistake, that it was $5. I said, ‘Whoa.’ I thanked him and said, ‘Are you sure?'” Nicole said. “But he said, ‘I know you work two jobs and you work hard.”