NC waitress receives $10,000 tip and her response takes the internet by storm

Junie Sihlangu
Oct 24, 2018
10:55 A.M.
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On Friday, Alaina Cluster arrived to work for her 4 p.m. shift at Sup Dogs in Greenville, North Carolina. She thought it would be an ordinary day but she was completely wrong.

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The owner assigned her a table with two men who’d ordered two glasses of water and were browsing the menu. When she got to the table, the men were gone a big surprise awaited her

It appeared that the owner of Sup Dogs, Brett Oliver, had assigned Alaina Cluster a table where the customers left her a surprise. On the table was a $10,000 tip.

Cluster recalled:

"There was just a note written on a napkin that said 'the waters were great,' and $10,000 in cash.”

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The waitress confessed:

"I thought someone was playing a joke on me. I wasn't that excited, I just said, 'What? What is this?'"

When Cluster questioned the tip, Oliver shrugged and said it must be her tip. That’s when the shock finally began to set in with the waitress.

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Cluster glimpsed a couple of guys with a camera at a nearby table out of the corner of her eye. She asked them if they saw what happened.

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The men told her to subscribe to “MrBeast’s” YouTube channel. They informed her that the user had been "going around blessing servers' days."

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Cluster shared that they told her the money was hers. The waitress just couldn’t keep all the money to herself and decided to pay it forward by sharing it among the Sup Dogs' employees.

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She explained her thinking saying:

"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."

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Cluster ended up giving $200 to each person who was working during her shift that day. The rest of the servers got $100 each and she kept the remaining $800.

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The waitress is also a nursing student at East Carolina University. After graduation in December, she will work at a local hospital.

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"MrBeast" is a YouTuber who has nearly 9 million followers. He performs random acts of kindness as well as just plain random acts.

Tipping in America is a custom that was adopted in the late 1800’s in Europe. Rich Americans in Europe witnessed people “tipping” in taverns and restaurants and took the custom home as a way of showing off their heightened class.

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