This was the first tip of the day. We celebrated our 4th anniversary by handing out $4,000 in Lakeland, Florida - our hometown. Big thanks to our volunteer, Marissa Beck Dean, and our donors who made this tip happen! The recipient, Stacy, brought tears to our eyes when she talked about her struggles as a single mom trying to hold it all together. We are so proud of how far she has come, and we ware thrilled to be able to bring a little joy to her day.
We have noticed many credit card machines will not accept a tip over a few hundred dollars. That is proof that BIG FAT TIPS ARE RARE. She was touched by the gesture, and we were moved by her reaction. BIG FAT THANKS to our volunteer (and donor) of the day, Jen Saldana. Huge thanks to a special donor who paid for the full $1,000 tip and wanted to remain anonymous for this drop. We were so thrilled to be able to make their day today! #bigfattip
HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Big Fat Tip gave our 31st surprise $1,000 to the lovely people at Mister Fish, an old Lakeland establishment. They were thrilled! BIG FAT THANKS to Chris Price, co-owner of Dissent Craft Brewing Company, who paid for this $1,000 tip in full. He and his wife wanted to pay it forward after we dropped one in his new bar in Lakeland to celebrate our 3rd anniversary on December 20th. (Check out that video - number 28) Huge thanks to Sheila Reid, our volunteer (and donor) of the day, who assisted us in handing over this tip. #bigfattip
THE BIG FAT TIP #30 on the 30th! The bartender was completely taken aback - so bashful. Aww. BIG FAT THANKS to our donors who made this tip possible by donating directly on our website at https://bigfattip.org/donate/. And Big Thanks to our volunteer and donor, Ruby Hypes, who helped to spread a little sunshine at the end of the year. #bigfattip
This tip was the third $1,000 surprise tip we dropped to commemorate our third anniversary - officially making strangers' days through these large gratuities. He couldn't believe it! Alosh told us later that he shared it with his team. He posted a video on his YouTube Channel showing them celebrating at the end of their shift. Check out Walkaround with Alosh: https://www.youtube.com/c/WALKAROUNDwithAlosh BIG FAT THANKS to Mark Dorsey, who donated a total of $1,000 to make this tip possible. #bigfattip
We LOVED his reaction! Michael was so excited to give this tip to his employees. Even better...the co-owner of Dissent Craft Brewing Company paid it forward by donating a full $1,000 tip for us to give to someone else later. Check out Number 31 for their reaction! It made the news, too! The BIG FAT TIP celebrated its 3rd anniversary by handing out three surprise $1,000 tips in our hometown on December 20, 2021. This tip was #2 out of those three - and number 28 overall! BIG FAT THANKS to Val Gordon and Eric Vaden, who donated during GIVING TUESDAY to make this tip possible! And huge thanks to our volunteer (and donor) of the day, Brandy Swecker, who helped make this brew master's day! #bigfattip
The Big Fat Tip celebrated its 3rd anniversary by handing out three surprise $1,000 tips in our hometown. This bartender said she worked in the hospitality industry for 14 years and had never received a tip that big before. She had us in tears and we cry every time we watch the video. BIG FAT THANKS to our friends on Facebook who made this tip possible during our Giving Tuesday campaign. Thank you to our volunteer and donor of the day, Ricky Reynolds, who helped make this bartender's day! #bigfattip
We celebrated our 2nd anniversary on this day by handing out two surprise $1,000 tips in our hometown. BIG FAT THANKS to our volunteer of the day (and donor), Carmen Smith, and our donors who came together on Facebook to make this one happen. You can't see under the mask, but he was pleased. The bar owner, Dan, was thrilled! #bigfattip