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Massive holiday tip left for staff at 5 & Diner in Scottsdale

Posted at 4:47 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 13:20:14-05

The staff at the 5 & Diner near Indian Bend Road and the Loop 101 received an early Christmas present.

A customer who ordered bacon and eggs left a $2,000 tip, on a $17.23 bill.

Nine employees split the donation, which comes at a time when many employees are picking up extra shifts to make it through the holidays.

"It takes a lot of weight off their shoulders. Two hundred [dollars] makes a big difference on bus boy pay or cooks' pay," said Delia Meek, a manager at the diner. "It makes your week, really."

The act of kindness has spread among other patrons of the diner, with one employee receiving a $200 tip.

Workers did not get the chance to thank their mystery tipper, but should he appear again, the staff agrees they will receive a big hug on the side of his bacon and eggs.