Waitress receives $1,200 tip at New Jersey IHOP

IHOP waitress receives generous $1,200 tip

PATERSON, N.J. — A group of diners at an IHOP in New Jersey surprised their waitress by leaving a huge tip and hope to make the act of kindness a new holiday tradition.

The group of friends met for breakfast Saturday at an IHOP in Paterson, PIX11 reported. Each member of the group left a $100 tip, and with 12 members in the group, the total tip came to $1,200.

One of the group members posted about the experience on Twitter. He said the waitress thought they had made a mistake at first. She is seen posing with the group while holding the stack of cash.

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The diner encouraged others to consider pooling tips this holiday season: “If you and your friends have the capacity and heart to pool your money to give a large tip to a waitress this holiday season that you know deserves it. I encourage it. You’ll be surprised how many of your friends would be supportive of the idea!”

An IHOP restaurant sign.
An IHOP restaurant sign. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/Scott Olson/Getty Images)