It really is the season of giving. Server and bartender Sarah Clark got the surprise of her life when a customer left her a $900 dollar tip. The pregnant Clark, who is weeks away from her due date, works at Pita Jungle found near Interstate 17 and Happy Valley Road in Phoenix, Arizona. She is due to give birth to her first child, a daughter who will be named Rosalie, on January 8 and is really grateful for the customer who left her the tip.
"You always hear about these happening, but you never expect to be the recipient of it," Clark said. "It's a huge, huge help for me and my family," Clark said.
Sarah and her fiancé both work in the restaurant industry, where it is rare to get paid during when not working. She says the tip will be of huge help to her and her family as her fiancé will also be missing work due to knee surgery. According to People, Sarah will be using the money to pay the bills and help with the rent.
"I don't know if she really understands how much this is going to help us this season," Clark said. "Me being on maternity leave and him being out of work [while recovering from the surgery], we're not going to be making any income. So this is really going to help with rent and other bills and things like that."
The 29-year-old, who has been working at Pita Jungle for seven years, admits that she could not believe at first that her customer left her $900 dollars on a $61 dollar tab. She did not even notice the tip until the customer, a woman, took her take-out order and went on to leave.
The customer was not identified, but she and Sarah have chatted a few times at Pit Jungle. They do have one thing in common, as the customer was pregnant just like Sarah.
The customer, who went to the restaurant with her mother, also wrote a note on the bill, as reported by CNN: "This is God's money -- He gave it to us so we could give it to you. God bless."