Former Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Johnson left a waitress a very generous tip over the weekend. When it came time to pay he left a $300.92 tip on his $351.92 bill. He then included a message for his server saying “Sundays are slow, this should help” under the tip line as well as an “I LOVE YOU” at the bottom of the receipt.
He later tweeted a photo of the receipt on his Twitter account (ochocinco) stating “The tip is in the message not the money …”
The tip is in the message not the money… pic.twitter.com/Nh4EWYicsU
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) December 15, 2014
Many of Johnson’s Twitter followers responded to his tweet with negativity…
— LightSkinned Mamba (@SkylarsBoo24) December 15, 2014
@ochocinco Dude, can you add?
— WorldSeriesChamps (@Mo_S10) December 15, 2014
While others responded with praise…
@ochocinco that’s real bro. I envy you for that
— Ja’Ron Wright (@_rome1) December 15, 2014
The tip apparently even prevented one women from committing suicide…
Woke up to this message this morning… pic.twitter.com/T42yrzeXVe
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) December 16, 2014
Whether it was an act of kindness or a publicity stunt, it touched at least two people’s lives.
Come to my restaurant any time Mr. Johnson! 😉