Good News: Man Leaves $1,000 Tip for His Waiter

A man celebrating his birthday left an unexpected gift for his waiter when he wrote out a gigantic tip. Michael Shafts was working a routine shift at The Ginger Man in Albany, N.Y., where he has waited tables for the last four years, when one of his patrons left him $1,000 gratuity for his good service. “Pay it forward. My birthday present to me!” was written the diner on the receipt. Shafts took the “pay it forward” to heart! Julie Byron, manager of The Ginger man told sources that, “When he returned to work on Saturday night, he had envelopes of money for all of the staff, both front-of-house and back-of-house that had been working with him on Wednesday night. When all was said and done, he divvied up more than half.” Byron also noted that returning the good deed wasn’t out of character for her employee. Click here for more on this awesome act of kindness!