Eastern Kentucky woman receives $1,000 tip from strangers

Published: Dec. 27, 2016 at 9:45 PM EST
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One waitress in London is thankful after she received a large tip from two strangers on Christmas Eve.

"Well it was just two people," said Rachael Vanorden, who is a waitress at Golden Corral. "A man and his wife...they came in and sat down. I thought it was just going to be like any other night."

She was wrong.

"About half way through his dinner he got up and walked outside and came back about ten minutes later," said Vanorden. "Then they just got up and left. I went to clean their table and there was $1,000 wrapped inside of a $1 bill."

Two strangers left the large amount of cash, along with a note.

In the note, the couple told her they hoped she could use the money but it would eventually run out. However, they said the life of Jesus is forever and asked her to read the Bible.

"Actually I have started reading my Bible and I started exactly where they told me to," said Vanorden.

Vanorden's managers said the tip was well-deserved.

"She's a very hard-worker...she's a very good worker here at Golden Corral," said Gail Sizemore, one of the managers.

Vanorden said she already used some of the money to buy Christmas gifts for her 3-year-old son. She plans on using the rest to pay bills.

"I would just like to let them know that I appreciate it, thank you," said Vanorden. "It really helped out. I just like that there are still good people out in the world that do things like that."