Customer Leaves Entire $1,200 Stimulus Check as Generous Tip for Family-Owned Restaurant

Like so many small businesses being forced to adapt to social restrictions amidst the novel coronavirus shutdowns, this Arkansas steakhouse has been struggling to make ends meet—but thankfully, one of their regular customers gave them a much-appreciated financial windfall.

Despite the difficulties of remaining open during the COVID-19 shutdowns, the Colonial Steakhouse restaurant in Pine Bluff has managed to stay open by maintaining a team of four employees to offer curbside pickup for three days of the week.

Last week, one of the restaurant’s regular customers decided to leave a hefty tip for their takeout order—and the staffers were stunned by the amount.

The customer tipped the Colonial Steakhouse $1,200—which was the customer’s entire stimulus check issued by the federal government to relieve the financial burden of the pandemic.

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“We just started crying and thanking God because it came at a time that most of our staff really needed it,” Colonial Steakhouse manager Allison Hall told KARK News.

Hall went on to say that even though times have been tough on the restaurant, they are ready to reopen when the time comes; until then, they have been elated to be on the receiving end of such a generous gesture.

This is just one of many positive stories and updates that are coming out of the COVID-19 news coverage this week. For more uplifting coverage on the outbreaks, click here.

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