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$1,000 Tip for Dog's Emergency Surgery Given to NJ Bartender

Friday, 25 Apr 2014 07:06 PM

By Morgan Chilson

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A generous patron left a $1,000 tip to a bartender that allowed the New Jersey woman to get life-saving surgery for her dog.

Christina Summitt, who works three jobs and spends her spare time working with Pibbles & More Animal Rescue, was shocked when she saw the three zeroes on the tip line from one of her customers.

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“It’s just so overwhelming,” Summitt told the New York Daily News. “He was just an awesome guy.”

The customer, whom Summitt declined to identify, was in for drinks and wings with his wife. He commented on her paw tattoo and they started talking about dogs. She told him about her Great Dane-Lab mix named Tucker, who was in the veterinary hospital because he ate a tennis ball. The dog needed surgery, at a hefty price tag of $2,700.

Initially, Summitt even took the check back to the man and told him she couldn’t take that money from him. But he insisted and told her the money was for Tucker’s bills.

"I just stood there in shock. I walked around and hugged this couple,” Summitt told CNN. “They said, 'We'll be praying for Tucker.'"

The hotel manager at the Holiday Inn where Summitt was working told CNN that she talked to the comptroller and checked with the customer to verify the tip.

“Apparently this man does this quite frequently. Just a really nice guy and humanitarian," manager Michelle Satanik told CNN. "I have never ever seen a $1,000 tip like that."

Summitt posted the story on a Facebook page “Why Servers and Bartenders Hate People” to remind them of the many good people out there.

“When you have money to spare, there are only so many bags, watches, outfits, or whatever other material goods you can buy,” one person commented on the post. “There has to be satisfaction in helping others in need. What a great gift to help this girl.”

As for Tucker, he's recovering well after surgery.

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