Omaha server receives 1000 dollar tip

Posted: 10:23 PM, Apr 29, 2017
Updated: 2017-04-29 23:23:29-04

An Omaha waitress says a big tip from a mysterious guest is giving her faith.

The Salt 88 server says the one thousand dollar tip reassured her she's on the right path in life.

Aysha Lawson says she was worried about the time she's taking off to fly home next week.

She says being a server and taking time off means losing money.

Lawson says that big tip has been her stress relief.

“Ahh John, I think this lady just gave me a thousand dollar tip, and he said that’s awesome you deserve it.”

That was Aysha’s reaction Thursday afternoon looking at the receipt left by a mysterious guest.

“You know just very unassuming, wearing a sweatshirt and jeans."

"She had her laptop open, she was smiling super big, she was just nice.”

That laid back woman not only left Lawson a thousand dollar tip, she also picked up the tab of the family sitting near her.

“She kind of pulls me aside and says I want to buy their lunch as well, and I said that is the sweetest thing ever it’s their anniversary.”

That was before Lawson had seen what the anonymous guest had left her.

“I immediately felt like there’s someone else out there that deserves this more than I do.”

However, Lawson manager disagrees.

 He says it’s Lawson who deserves it most.

“Finally the world of Karma, whatever you want to call it caught up with her.”

Wednesday Lawson says she’s flying out to see family and was worried about losing money during her time off.

“Ok well maybe if the path is ok, if things keep falling into place then you are probably doing the right thing.”

Priding herself on her service, Lawson says she’s not sure if it was her professionalism, or if the mystery lady was just in a good mood.

“If you treat every person that sits at your table like it’s their last meal, you’ll probably have great success at this.”


Lawson says she's also thinking about using the money to go back to school.