By: Kyle Stucker, Fosters Daily Democrat
DOVER — Like many restaurant employees across the country, 2 Home Cooks server Arianna Gutierrez says 2020 has brought a series of struggles as she’s done her best to provide for her 5-year-old daughter Ryleigh.
So, when a kind group of strangers left her a $953 tip with their breakfast bill Saturday as a Christmas surprise, the 22-year-old single mother says she was shaking because she was so overjoyed and overwhelmed at the “very beautiful” and “generous” gesture.
“I’m so thankful. Nobody has ever ... I didn’t ... there are people out there that care,” Gutierrez said while searching for words to convey the impact of the tip Monday. “There are people out there that understand and want to help, and it’s amazing they’re actually in Dover and around me."
“I will never forget it."
A group of 14 people left the tip around 9:30 a.m. Saturday on a $232 bill. The 40 Chestnut St. breakfast and lunch eatery shared an image of the tip — a large stack of $100, $50 and $20 bills — on its Facebook page later that afternoon.
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