While the world continues to rage about how much to tip, who to tip, and whether to tip at all, we can at least agree on one thing: the bar for most generous tip ever has been reset. Out in Missouri, a Cracker Barrel waitress got a car from two customers who just racked up enough good karma to last seven lifetimes.
Gary and Roxann Tackett are actually from Arkansas, but they frequented the Cracker Barrel in Branson, Missouri enough over the summer to get to know server Cindi Grady. After seeing her car -- utterly battered from several run-ins with deer -- and hearing about her recent troubles, the Tacketts sneakily planned the best holiday "tip" possible: a 2008 silver Ford Fusion. As Grady tells it, the shenanigans began this past weekend when the couple and four friends came in and requested her section. They seemingly left after tipping 30% on the food... or so Grady thought. Her boss soon asked to see her, and brought her out to the parking lot where everyone was waiting with the car. There was shock, gratitude, and general joy all around. Seeing as it's just the season for that sort of thing, get your good tidings on by watching below:
Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and now expects Tips for Jesus to leave his/her next server a house. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.