Single Mom Waitress Receives $3,000 Tip On $44 Bill From An Anonymous Couple

"Thanks for smiling. You work hard and the country is in a bad place. Please do something good for another human being. Enjoy."

For waitress Michelle Bozeman, constant smiling and hard work paid off in a big way. The 50-year-old has been a server for nearly 20 years, and one anonymous couple wanted to show their appreciation for her hard work by leaving a $3,000 tip on a $44 bill. 

Bozeman, who works at Ramblin Jack's Rib Eye in Napavine, Wash., said she was astounded by the tip. "It just restored my faith in humanity, that's for sure," Bozeman told TODAY.  

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She said she almost didn't believe the tip was real until she read the back of the tab. 

"Thanks for smiling. You work hard and the country is in a bad place. Please do something good for another human being. Enjoy. Have the credit card company call if they question the tip," it said. 

Bozeman told the news outlet that she had a brief conversation with the couple about being a single mom of three kids and shared with them that she loved her job.

"They were just a really nice couple," she said. 

Bozeman says she plans to share the money with co-workers and spoil her seven grandchildren. She also said that she has always dreamed of going to Ireland. 

"I've always wanted to go to Ireland," Bozeman told WCNC News. "I'll have a Guinness for them."

Cover image via  Vadym Plysiuk I Shutterstock

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