'The waters were great': Waitress shocked after she's tipped $10,000 for serving two glasses of water
Alaina Cluster, a server from Sup Dogs restaurant in Greenville, North Carolina, was in for a surprise when she went to the restaurant on October 19
Staff in restaurants who work as waiters have to deal with a lot when it comes to service and disgruntled customers and they often depend on tips to be able to make ends meet. But not all customers are out to make their lives miserable. Some people do understand the meaning of bringing joy to others. In the case of one server at a restaurant in North Carolina, a stranger turned out to be a blessing in a disguise. He gave her a stack of money that she would have probably never been able to make in tips unless she worked for years. The story gets interesting from here.
PEOPLE reported that Alaina Cluster, a server from Sup Dogs restaurant in Greenville, North Carolina, went in for her shift at the restaurant on October 19 thinking it was going to be just another day.
Brett Oliver, her boss, assigned her to a table of two when she started her shift at 4 pm and she promptly did her job by providing both customers with water and giving them a few moments to go over the menu.
She told Today that when she went back to the table after a few minutes, the customers were gone and in their place was a note that read "The waters were great" — as well as $10,000 in cash as a tip. She recalled: "I thought someone was playing a joke on me. I wasn’t that excited, I just said, 'What? What is this?'"
After Oliver the manager of the Sup Dogs outlet told her that the money was her tip, she saw two men who were sitting with cameras at a different table. She went up to them and asked them if this was all a part of an elaborate prank and all they told her was to subscribe to the YouTube channel of MrBeast. The men then added that her mysterious benefactor had been going around "blessing servers" for the day.
Instead of pocketing the incredible amount of money that she was given, Cluster, who is also a nursing student at East Carolina University, made the kindhearted decision to split the money with her coworkers at the restaurant.
“Immediately she was like, ‘I can’t keep this,’” Oliver, said. “Her first comment was, ‘We should split it up.’” Custer kept $800 and split the rest among the entire staff. “So cooks, bus guys, hosts, food runners, servers... We have a pretty big staff, close to 80 people. So everyone else got either $100 or $200,” Oliverio explains. “If anyone’s ever worked in the restaurant business, especially a high-volume restaurant, it’s just incredibly hard work."
Cluster told the Morning Show: "That could’ve been like anybody on my shift, ya’ know. I didn’t do anything to deserve that much money. I wanted to split it up and be fair with everybody."
The YouTuber known as MrBeast has about 9 million followers. He posts an interesting mix of random acts of kindness and has very strange ways of passing the time. One week ago, he shared a 15-minute video of himself spending a whole 24 hours in a giant tub of slime.