In the spirit of the holiday season or just a well-timed act of kindness, one group of diners gave a Georgia waitress the surprise of a lifetime this weekend. As local outlet WMAZ reports, eight diners left Daryl Collett, a server at seafood restaurant Ole' Chobys in Milledgeville, Ga., a $1,000 tip on Friday night.
The restaurant shared the sweet story on its Facebook page, and it sounds like the diners were set on spreading a bit of holiday cheer this weekend. "Our Daryl Collett got a $1,000 tip tonight," the Ole' Chobys Facebook post states. "The table wanted to help someone who could use it ... they called yesterday and reserved a table and said, our server must be Daryl."
Collett didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from Yahoo Lifestyle.
The Ole’ Chobys post also featured a photo of a smiling Collett holding up the cash-filled billfold. The post explained that Collett has a young son, Cash, and works two jobs to support her family.
"Thank you to the table of people who made this possible, we wish you a very Merry Christmas," the post reads.
The waitress told WMAZ that the generous tip gave her "literally the best feeling ever."
"I was shocked and happy and like, 'I'm so emotional.' I started crying," she told the outlet. "I live paycheck to paycheck … I've been so stressed out with Christmas and knowing that my paycheck is going to be short, so this was a huge blessing."
Collett added in the WMAZ interview that she did know two of the eight diners, though she wasn't expecting the hefty tip. One of the group members is a co-worker of Collett's from her day job at a bank, while a second diner owns the daycare where she sends her son.
The Georgia diners are only the latest to pass on the holiday cheer while dining out. Last weekend, a group of Colorado diners left a $2,700 restaurant tip.
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