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Good Service Nets $5,000 Tip

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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12:13PM PDT on Sep 1, 2012

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

12:28PM PDT on Jul 7, 2012

Gotta love random acts of kindness.

11:46AM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

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

8:33PM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

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

4:57PM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

Awesome there are still some good people in this world.

1:47AM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

thanks for the great article

12:07AM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

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

8:55AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

shows there is good people out there.

5:28AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

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..

5:10AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

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.

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