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Couple gives NJ waitress $1,200 tip on $20 food bill

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. — Some talk and laughs paid off for a waitress in New Jersey.

Brianna Siegel served a couple in their 20s on Tuesday evening at Bar Louie in Woodbridge. The couple ordered one burger and one drink each.

After they paid their $20 bill, they handed her an envelope and told her to open it when she got home.

“’We’re leaving this envelope for you, there is something in it’,” Siegel said. “‘But just don’t open it until we fully leave the parking lot and get out of here.’”

She was so busy that she didn’t open it until after work. When she did, she saw a check written out in her name for $1,200.

“At first I was in shock, I really had no words,” Siegel said. “I didn’t even know what to say.”

Siegel tells News 12 New Jersey she nearly fell on her knees when she got home, opened it and found a check made out to her for $1,200. The couple also included a note that said, in part, “Whenever it gets hard, know God got you.”

Siegel says she deposited the check and plans to use the money toward nursing school and a new car.

Siegel said she was able to find the couple on Facebook, and she sent them a message to say thank you.

“They were just nice customers, they were respectful,” Siegel said. “There [are] true, caring people out in this world.”

The couple wishes to remain anonymous.