Good Service Nets $5,000 Tip

Houston, Texas is regularly battered by storms. A recent deluge cost Greg Rubar his car. To get to his job at D’Amico’s Rice Village, he had to rely on buses and taxis.

Now he will be able to drive again. According to KHOU Houston, a couple of his regular customers ordered about $27 worth of food. When he brought the bill, they handed him an envelope and told him to buy a car. He checked the contents a half hour later and found $5,000 in bills.

The two Trailblazers for Good prefer to remain anonymous, but their gift puts them in the category of guardian angels for a hard-working young waiter. They liked the efficient fellow who had worked 16 years at D’Amico’s, but the young dad had no idea he had such a place in their hearts.

MSNBC Houston talked with Rubar, who said, “People can be generous. They told me I deserved it. It’s overwhelming to me.”

When something like this happens, everyone wins. Rubar knows his hard work and long years of service have been recognized. The anonymous couple know they made a young family’s life easier. The restaurant has received a flood of free publicity. Everyone who reads about the incident has witnessed goodness rewarded.

That’s a lot of joy floating around.

Check out the video on KHOU.

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45 comments

Stanley Rampersad
Stanley Balgobin3 years ago

The Texaz billionaire could afford a $50K tip and not sneeze on the tax deductible

Sarah M.
Sarah M.3 years ago

Gotta love random acts of kindness.

Shawn O' Malley
Shawn O' Malley3 years ago

The money belongs to the Resturant owner. Shame on the customers spoiling the waiter. NO FREE LUNCH. Vote ROMNEY bring back pride to AmeriKKKa.

Christine Stewart

Very nice story- a deserving guy, and a generous couple.

Joseph J.
Past Member 4 years ago

Awesome there are still some good people in this world.

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

thanks for the great article

Teresa Cowley
Teresa Cowley4 years ago

Blessings on this couple who did a huge act of kindness to a worthy person! This kind of thing doesn't happen enough!

Sandi C.
Sandi C.4 years ago

shows there is good people out there.

June Lacy
June Lacy4 years ago

I LIVE IN HERE IN HOUSTON AND THAT STORY SO TOUCHED MY HEART WHEN I HEARD ABOUT IT ON THE NEWS......IT'S NICE TO HEAR THE ' GOOD NEWS'......IN ACTION..

Jeffrey H.
Jeffrey H.4 years ago

Some real, honest-to-GOD Christians in Texas.

Who would've thunk it?!

They better stay anonymous because the Ku Klux Kritians might actually crucify real Christians.