A Texas waiter whose car was destroyed in a flood has been given a US$5000 ($5150) tip by two of his regular customers.
The anonymous couple gave Greg Rubar the generous tip on a $27 bill after hearing his car had been damaged, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Mr Rubar has been working at D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe in Houston for 16 years but never expected to receive the 50 hundred-dollar notes for the regulars.
"He said, 'I'm not going to be giving you a tip for a while," Mr Rubar said.
"Take this money — go buy yourself a car."
Mr Rubar tried to give the money back, but they would not accept it.
His car had been flooded by standing water during a thunderstorm several weeks ago.
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Author: Nick Pearson. Approving editor: Fiona Willan.