Staff at a US restaurant had an unexpected surprise when a tourist left a massive tip after his meal.
The owners of Burg Steakhouse in Gatlinburg, Tennessee said the man left a $1000USD ($1300AUD) tip on his inexpensive dinner.
He also paid for the meals at two other tables as well as his own.
There was unfortunately a sad twist when it came to the man’s kind gesture.
Steakhouse staff later learned the man is sick and only has a few months left to live, wishing to remain anonymous to those he helped out.
The man is said to have been using his last months of life to pay it forward.
His only request? The company had to give every employee a piece of the thousand dollars.
According to ABC News, the money was split between all members of staff, which resulted in them taking around $40 each.
The head server at the restaurant called the man’s actions humbling.
“It was a humbling moment,” they told the broadcaster.
“I’m just wanting to thank him.
“Like, all I’m wanting to do is go up to him and give him a hug and tell him ‘thank you.’
“That was like really generous of him.”
– with NBC