"So this happened to me tonight at work," Heather Jones posted on Facebook on March 18, showing the photo of the $100 tip she received at Chen's Restaurant in Long Beach, Washington, where she's head waitress.
"I've been a little stressed not being able to wait tables during the shutdown, as that's where I make most of my money," she explained. "This gentleman made my day. I cried, and I just hope he knows how much weight has been lifted off my shoulders! I didn't even get a chance to thank him, so if he sees this, thank you so much!
"I love this community, and I am so thankful to be a part of it! You all are truly amazing, thank you for supporting us in the service industry during this trying time … thank you, thank you, thank you — feeling blessed."
"The community has been absolutely amazing through this whole ordeal," she told the Ear a few days later. "I'm actually making more money in tips now than what I do when I wait tables! People have been very appreciative and generous to me and my other waitresses. So much, it makes me cry!"