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Florida waitress receives $2,000 tip on Christmas Eve

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Posted at 4:51 AM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 04:59:52-05

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida waitress who had just depleted her bank account to make a car repair received a $2,000 tip on Christmas Eve from regulars with whom she had shared her financial woes.

Lynette Baio said the couple left her a check with the eye-popping amount Tuesday. Baio has worked at the Speggtacular in Clearwater for five years.

Last month, Baio spent $2,000 on a car repair, and the topic came up in conversation with the couple a few weeks ago. When they returned for dinner on Christmas Eve, they left the check as a tip.