This was the advice on the back of a New York City restaurant receipt left by a man named Mike for his favorite waitress. The bill, which came to about forty bucks, had a hefty tip attached — $3,000 — after the waitress told him she had been served with an eviction notice earlier in the month.
“This woman had been serving us for almost a year now. She’s a lovely individual, and she talked about how she was served an eviction notice last month,” Mike (last name withheld) told ABC News. “I just had also been constantly thinking about for quite some time my teacher’s project and this foundation, and I thought it was an appropriate time.”
The teacher he’s referring to is his former middle school science teacher, a man named Rich Specht, who started the website ReesSpechtLife.com after his 22-month-old son tragically drowned in a pond on the family’s property as the family prepared for Hurricane Sandy in 2012.