Our Mission is to Deliver Hope & Create Positive, Memorable Moments for People Working in the U.S. Service Industry.

Our Vehicle is a Surprise $1,000 Tip.

We Believe in the Power and Positive Ripple Effect of Random Acts of Kindness!

Big  Fat  Tips

Videos of people we surprised with $1,000 while they were hard at work:

Big Fat Tip Hanging Tickets

The First Five Tips

Big Fat Tip Beer Tap

Big, Fat Lakeland Florida Tips

Bar Stools Big Fat Tip

Other Big Fat Tips

Short Stories about Big Tips

Their backstories inspire us to keep the momentum going.

Big Fat Fundraising Tee-Shirts

Big Fat Fundraising Tee-Shirts

There are many ways you can help us raise funds and awareness for our cause. One way is to buy one of our tee- shirts. All of the proceeds from the BFT tee-shirts go directly to the tips. These shirts are guaranteed to generate some giggles and conversations with...

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Why The Big Fat Tip Was Created:

Why The Big Fat Tip Was Created:

I used to wait tables at an Applebees in Tallahassee, Florida, in the mid-1990s. Although the customers usually tipped me 20% or more on their tabs, those tips were just enough to cover groceries, gas, and pay my third of the rent. I was young, single, and...

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Money Given to Total Strangers

Businesses Surprised with a Big Fat $1,000 Tip

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