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A customer left a $10,000 tip for staff at a Florida restaurant to say thanks to them for showing up and working through the pandemic

A mask-clad waiter serves patrons sitting at a sidewalk table of A Brasileira Cafe in Rua Garrett on the first day of shops reopening with limitations and restaurants allowed to serve patrons at sidewalk tables during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic on April 05, 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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A diner left a $10,000 tip at a seafood restaurant in Gainesville, northern Florida, CBS4 first reported.

Shawn Shepherd, the owner of Wahoo Seafood, told Newsweek that the diner asked to see the 10 members of restaurant staff that were working during his visit on Tuesday.

“He said he appreciated that they showed up and what they’ve been through,” Shepherd said. “He said that he wanted to give everyone a $1,000 tip.”

In comparison, the diner spent $144.66 on his meal, a photo of the receipt the restaurant shared on Facebook shows.

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