DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Another sports star showed some serious gratitude to South Florida restaurant workers with a sizable tip.
Che Restaurant in Delray Beach posted Sunday on Instagram that one of their waitresses recently received a $1,000 tip on a $164.25 check from Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond.
Drummond and his family came in for a bite to eat. Waitress Kasandra Diaz seated and served the two-time NBA all-star and said they stayed for no more than two hours. Once they were finished eating, she said Drummond handed her the check book.
Diaz wasn't aware of who is was.
"And I took to go put it into the machine to close their table out. And I looked at it and I was astonished. I couldn't believe it, I froze for a second. I thought, is this real? A thousand dollars," she added.
Kasandra went to her manager which is required for such a large amount.
"She came to me and I said go back to the table and check just in case he was wrong you know," Manager Joes Diaz said.
Diaz tracked down Drummond.
"I went to Mr. Andre and I said, 'Is this correct? And he goes, yes, that's correct.' And I just showed my appreciation. I was like, thank you so much, I appreciate it. He said, no problem."
Restaurants and their employees have been severely impacted by shutdowns due to the coronavirus, so the generous tip was greatly appreciated.
"It’s so amazing to see people displaying acts of kindness in these uncertain times," the waitress said in her post.
The restaurant said on Facebook that "humbleness and generosity is not trained, comes from a great heart."
So the obvious question is, what is she going to do with the money?
"I just graduated high school and I'm going to college, so I will be putting it towards college and I hope to pay it forward soon," Diaz said.
Also this month, ex-NFL star Chad Johnson made headlines after he left a $1,000 tip at restaurant in Broward County.
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Our waitress, @kaxandra.diaz experience yesterday, “Today, started off as slow day at work getting there for my double shift. The past week, overall, has been pretty slow of course due to COVID. Restaurants and staff have been struggling, as you can imagine. Little did I know that today I would get a tip no server would guess that they would ever receive when they open that check book. Unknowingly, I was seated and served a table with @andredrummondd I had no idea who he was, and hadn’t seen him here before but we @che.delray always welcome our new customers. When I was given the checkbook, I went to put in the tip & information to close the table and I couldn’t believe it. From a $160 check, the tip read $1,000. I was shaking and had tears of happiness after what he left me. I had no idea how to react, I didn’t want to draw attention but at the same time I couldn’t describe the the amount of appreciation I had/ have. It’s so amazing to see people displaying acts of kindness in these uncertain times. This is a story I will never forget, thank you again so much @andredrummondd “ * * * * * * * * * @che.delray wants to thank you for your kindness, it was our pleasure to have you here! We hope you enjoyed your time with us, we wish you the best!