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I don’t think anyone would argue with the fact that 2020 has been difficult. All of us have suffered in some way or another, but in the hospitality industry, things have been especially difficult. In one restaurant in Ohio, however, a customer made things a little bit better for those workers.

It happened when somebody visited Nighttown restaurant in Cleveland. When he ordered a beer and paid $7.02, nobody was expecting much, but that is when he went up to the restaurant owner, Brendan Ring, and told him to share the tip with his waitstaff.

Ring went on Facebook to talk about what happened next. “As he walked out I looked down at the tip and realized he left a whopping $3000 tip on a single beer purchase. I ran after him and he said ‘No mistake we will see you when you reopen!’”

Ring felt really good about what the stranger did. He feels that they have a lot of quality people in Nighttown and said that he is grateful, as is his entire waitstaff.

So just before we closed today at Nighttown a customer walked in and ordered a beer and asked for the check and handed…

Posted by Brendan Ring on Sunday, November 22, 2020

Since COVID-19 cases have been on the rise, Ring decided to close his restaurant temporarily. He told News 5, “It’s going to be a hard winter in the restaurant business.”

Although the closure of the restaurant was a difficult decision, the loyal customers will be there when they open their doors again. He said: “That gentleman that left a tip yesterday, he’d be indicative of the type of customer we have here in Cleveland Heights. Just true, loyal, and giving.”

A bartender at the restaurant, Heather Sandow, was one of the four people who were working in the restaurant when the tip was left. She feels that it was about more than the money. She thinks that it was a kind gesture of unselfishness and that the customers who come to the restaurant care about them.

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