'No mistake': Generous man's shocking act after buying one beer

Nadine Carroll
·2-min read

The owner of a bar about to voluntarily close due to Covid-19 measures was shocked after a customer left an enormous tip.

The owner of Night Town in Cleveland, Brendan Ring, wrote on Facebook he was just closing up the bar when a man walked in and order a beer.

After enjoying the beer he handed the credit card slip back to Mr Ring, wished him well and told him to share it amongst the staff working on the day.

“As he walked out I looked down at the tip and realised he left a whopping $3,000 (AU$4,100) tip on a single beer purchase,” Mr Ring wrote.

A receipt showing the large tip of USD$3000 and (right) the front of the bar Nighttown in Cleveland.
Brendan Ring who owns the bar Nighttown (right) shared the generous tip (left) on Facebook to thank the kind stranger for his support during a Covid closure. Source: Brendan Ring/Google Maps

Thinking there must have been a mistake the owner ran outside to catch up with the customer who confirmed he had meant to tip that amount.

“I ran after him and he said ‘no mistake we will see you when you reopen’,” Mr Ring wrote.

Mr Ring shared an image of the receipt showing the tip on Facebook saying he was overwhelmed with the generous gesture.

“Unbelievable but symbolic of the kind of quality folks we have known at Nighttown all these years,” he said.

“I could post his name but I won’t as I think he wouldn’t want that but all my waitstaff and myself are humbly grateful for this incredibly kind and grand gesture.”

Night Time announced they would serve their last drink on Sunday (local time) and wished customers a happy thanksgiving through Covid.

“We will miss you, stay healthy and hope to see everyone on the other side of this,” it wrote on Facebook.

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