(USA TODAY) -- From San Francisco to Chicago, TipsforJesus is leaving large tips of up to $10,000 at restaurants. According to its Instagram page, the unnamed Good Samaritan(s) is "doing the Lord's work, one tip at time."
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The Daily Dot estimates TipsforJesus has left $54,000 in tips since September.
is unknown whether it's one person or many. The tips have been charged
to credit cards and the receipts have been signed @TipsForJesus. The
restaurants have not divulged the account holder(s) name.
Food site Eater.com
speculates TipsforJesus is a group of individuals: "The Instagram
account uses the word "we" often, and before they recently switched to a
TipsForJesus stamp for the receipts, the [Instagram] username was
scrawled in more than one handwriting."
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speculation is that the tipper is a college football fan. TipsforJesus
left a $5,000 tip at Legends of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., on Oct.
19, the same day the Fighting Irish played the University of Southern
California Trojans. Scrawled on the receipt was the USC motto "Fight
on!" TipsforJesus has also shown up in other cities on the days of
college games, according to NPR.
perhaps TipsforJesus also enjoys tequila. In one bill, a $10,000 tip
was added to a nearly $3,000 total for what appears to be mostly
Whoever TipsforJesus is, people are finding
inspiration in the acts of generosity. One commenter on a TipsforJesus'
Instagram photo wrote, "Hi! My Dad works at Legends and he witnessed
what you did. That was an awesome thing! It gives me some kind of hope
in humanity for people."
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