Bartender, Single Mom Donates her $1,000 Tip to Community’s Kids

This is a truly inspiring story as one single mom that works as a bartender decided to pay it forward and donated a surprise $1,000 tip in order to help fund a local community skate park for kids.

On July 21, Anna Hofstetter was working as always as she struck up a conversation with a nice couple that was enjoying an anniversary dinner.

“They sat at a little table right by the door, and they said that they got married here at the Hotel Nashville seven years ago,” Hofstetter told Fox. “Their check came out to $32.40. And when I picked up the receipt, I was a little taken aback.”

Paying the bill for their Long Island Iced Teas, a crab artichoke appetizer, and the dinner special, the couple also left the major tip, Fox 61 reports. Clearly inscribed on the receipt was a tip for $1,000, and a note that read “Give something for the kids.”

“Thank you so much, you have no idea what this means to me,” Hofstetter recalls she told to the couple.

It took her a few days to decide how she should spend the windfall, Hofstetter soon crossed paths with Brown County Enrichment for Teens Association Inc. President Clara Stanley, and knew just what to do. As Stanley and a group of youngsters are collecting money to build a county skate park, Hofstetter decided to give all of the money to their cause.

“Brown County has been lacking a healthy, wonderful place for little children or youth, especially youth can go and express themselves, hang out,” Stanley said. “I know Anna is doing a lot of working hours, single mom. $1,000 is big money.”

Meanwhile, Hofstetter says that for her the decision is a no-brainer.

“So it is for my kids, my personal children. But it’s also for all the kids in the community,” Hofstetter said of the planned park.

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