MoonDogs, Too receives $5,000 tip from mystery man

All across the U.S. a mystery man has been leaving large tips for waiters and waitresses — from $1,000 to $10,000 — this year and posting it on his on Instagram.

MoonDogs, Too, joined the list of bars and restaurants, from Indiana to California,among the places the man is showing in generosity.

MoonDogs owner Darryl Baldwin told KOMO said his bartender asked the man, “Are you sure you want to do this?” referring to a $5,000 tip. The man said, “Absolutely, you know, I've made a ton of money in my life and this is my way of giving back.”

Baldwin told KOMO the man built up a $576 tab Friday night at the local tavern.

Amanda Retrum, a bartender working at Moon Dogs that night, told KOMO the man kept to himself and his friends at the end of the bar until last call.

Retrum and the staff at the tavern with split the $5,000 tip.

According to KOMO, it started in October when he left a $1,000 tip in a bar in Hollywood, California. Last month he left a bartender in Chicago $10,000. Every time he uses the same American Express credit card, then writes the words “tips for Jesus” on the ticket before posting a photo of it — and sometimes the smiling faces of his servers — on Instagram.

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