(CBS4/CBS Local) — Employees at a bakery in Estes Park, Colorado had a reason to smile behind their masks on Wednesday — a customer who spent $20 at Notchtop Bakery & Cafe left a tip of $1,400. The customer left a simple message along with the tip: “COVID sucks!”
Notchtop Bakery shared a picture of the receipt and a photo of the seven staff members, with the caption “Thank you David for you generous gift to our staff. You gift has touched many lives.”READ MORE: Woman Hit And Killed After Getting Out Of Friend's Car On I-93 In Medford
Owner Nailya Khametvalieva said the customer, only identified as “David,” asked his server to count how many employees were working that day, and instructed that each one should get $200.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
“It made my people almost cry and they’re very, very happy, and they wanted to thank him… it’s very generous,” Khametvalieva told CBS4 in Denver. “We’re so thankful.”MORE NEWS: 'It's Panic': CareWell Urgent Care Patients Concerned 2nd Vaccine Doses Will Be Canceled
Khametvalieva said it was only David’s second visit to the bakery — and said she’s grateful to all the people who are supporting small businesses.