A bartender in Odessa, Texas, Jessee Gutierrez has worked at the Texas Road House for four years. Over the weekend, he had a seemingly normal shift, until he went to close out the tab for one of his longtime customers.
“At the end of the night, when I paid him out, that’s when he put that tip on the thing and then I didn’t know what to do,” Gutierrez told NewsWest 9.
The bartender was shocked by the incredibly generous offering. When he asked why he had chosen to give him such an incredible tip, he couldn’t believe the man’s reply.
“I didn’t know what to expect and when he was talking to me,” Gutierrez explained. “There were tears in his eyes and he was just like, there’s something on my heart that’s telling me to do this for you. He goes, I see that you have a family, I see that you have a wife, a three-month baby. He was like I wanna make sure that this makes it a lot easier for you in the next couple of months.”