A very generous customer left a tip of $16,000 after ordering $37.93 worth of food and drinks at a New Hampshire restaurant.

It happened June 12 at the Stumble Inn Bar & Grill in Londonderry.

Owner Michael Zarella posted a photo of the receipt to Facebook. It shows that the customer had two chili dogs, a coke, pickle chips, a beer, and a tequila – and left the staff $16,000 on a Visa debit card.

Zarella said that, because the restaurant was busy, the bartender didn’t look at the check right away, waiting to “get a break” before submitting the payment.

However, when the diner joked about not spending it “all in one place” multiple times, she went and looked at the amount.

Generous Customer Leaves $16,000 Tip At New Hampshire Restaurant

“She said, ‘Oh my god, are you kidding me?’ She said, ‘No, no, that’s crazy,’ and he said, ‘No, I want you to have this,” Zarella said.

“He’s come in a few times since then … Last Saturday night he came in, I sat with him to talk with him for a couple of minutes.

I told him that we were all uncomfortable with that kind of money, and he said no, he wanted this to happen.”

By Wilson Wong / NBC NEWS



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