Waitress shocked to find racist message left by couple who 'don't tip black people'

Customers are rallying behind a waitress who was left a racist message instead of a tip after her "great service" at a Mexican restaurant in the US.

'Don't tip black people': Racist message left for waitress on receipt

'Don't tip black people': Racist message left for waitress on receipt

Kelly Carter was working at Anita's restaurant in Virginia on Saturday when she served a white couple who she said were in their mid-20s.

They spent US$30.52 on food and appeared to be happy with the service so much that they noted it on the end of the receipt.

The racist note said, "great service, don’t tip black people". Source: Loudoun County NAACP

But instead of leaving a tip, they left a disgraceful racist message that read, "great service, don’t tip black people".

Two of her regular customers posted a photo of the note to their Facebook pages and it has since gone viral.

Since the post, locals have been dropping by Anita's to give Ms Carter cash and hugs.

Kelly Carter was working at Anita's restaurant in Virginia on Saturday when she served the couple. Source: NBC 4

Regular customers have been dropping by Anita's to give Ms Carter cash and hugs. Source: ABC 7

The restaurant owner, Tommy Tellez, told BBC a YouCaring campaign has raised a further AU$400 for her.

Ms Carter told the news outlet she would gladly serve the couple again because "one hateful remark cannot stop me".

"My arms are still opened to him," she told ACB 7 adding the man who didn't tip is only hurting himself.

"That's him, not me," she said. "He only makes me stronger."

The restaurant owner, Tommy Tellez, said his server handled the situation very well. Source: ABC 7

Mr Tellez said his server handled the situation very well.

"Two wrongs don't make a right", he said adding that the note was "appalling, disheartening, and outrageous".

US restaurant servers usually earn less than the minimum wage and tips are customary and supposed to make up the difference in pay.

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