A heartfelt second between two clients and their server at Slyman’s Tavern in Independence, Ohio, led to the three ladies bonding over the grief of dropping their husbands — and leaving a $2,021 tip.
The 2 mates visited the restaurant on Monday, February 22, throughout lunch hour and racked up a tab of $100.21, totally on takeout. That is no small feat at Slyman’s, which serves sandwiches and conventional pub fare. A traditional burger prices $8.99, whereas on the upper finish, a roast beef dinner goes for $13.99.
The 2 mates have been served by a girl named Tanya, who has labored on the restaurant for 2 years, in line with Rebecca Riemer, the advertising coordinator for Slyman’s Tavern.
“They informed her why they ordered a lot. They stated they each misplaced their husbands and do not cook dinner as a lot anymore,” Riemer informed TODAY Meals. “When Tanya heard that, she stated she might relate. She stated she hadn’t cooked since April 2020, which is when she misplaced her husband.”
When the 2 ladies bought their verify, the receipt’s urged tip information listed a 20% tip as $19.19 for a complete of $119.40. They did way more than that.
“They wished to maintain her and guarantee Tanya issues can be higher,” Riemer stated. “She was shocked clearly and stated she could not settle for it, however they insisted and stated they might afford it.”
Whereas Tanya is thrilled with the sort gesture, Riemer stated she’s feeling a bit shy being the topic of consideration after the great deed. She added that the 2 ladies who left the beneficiant tip have been pleased with the restaurant sharing a duplicate of the receipt, with private particulars redacted.
Riemer stated the restaurant, which has three places in Ohio, together with a meals truck, wished to share the story to offer some hope throughout a tough interval.
“It was a really emotional story and a random act of kindness,” she stated. “I feel the $2,021 tip can symbolize that this shall be a greater 12 months for Tanya and everybody.”