A waitress at The Beerhouse in Fourways had a very good night at work.
The restaurant reported on its website that one of their waitresses, Ayanda had received a tip of R18, 680 - on a bill of R1320!
At first, she thought it was a mistake and called the duty manager immediately to try and talk the patron out of it. but the woman said, "Ayanda’s service was amazing and that she deserved every last bit of that money."
Beerhouse owner Randolf Jorberg contacted the patron in a private WhatsApp, the generous woman on the phone she insisted she had no second thoughts about her donation, writing "I have no want to reverse this, no second thoughts about it and I was of sound mind when deciding to leave this tip.”
Ayanda's benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, had been moved by the young woman's story growing up in challenging circumstances that made her unable to finish her matric.
Ayanda wanted wants to finish her matric and become a paramedic.
The Beerhouse explained on its website that Ayanda "was only eight months old when her parents got divorced which left her family in a tough financial situation. She wasn’t able to get to school because her mom was always working and didn’t complete her Matric."
Ayanda plans to attend a school in Alexandria where she can attend night classes so that she may complete her Matric. She has also expressed an interested in becoming a paramedic. In the meantime, she has already started the process of getting her drivers licence.— The Beerhouse
Ayanda and her anonymous benefactor shared a heartwarming exchange on Whatsapp.
It's great to know there are good people out there paying it forward.
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Gauteng waitress gets R18,000 tip for 'amazing service'