CONCORD (KPIX 5) – A waiter in Concord received some much needed help this week when customer tipped him $1,000, thanks to a challenge on social media.
Peter Murray, a server at Lucille’s Smokehouse received the generous gratuity this week from Brian Murphy, who took part in a Venmo challenge on TikTok.READ MORE: Three Drown In Popular Tuolumne County Gods Bath Swimming Hole
In a video of the encounter, stunned patrons voiced their disbelief when Murphy handed the server the cash tip.
The challenge involves users asking their followers to send them money to their Venmo account, amounts as low as 50 cents. When the user reaches a certain amount, in this case $1,000, they give it to a server.
“It’s helped a lot, now I don’t have to worry about paying rent next month, so I have that set. And then I can put some money aside.” Murray told KPIX 5’s Juliette Goodrich.READ MORE: San Francisco Transit Officials Reopen Muni Metro Stations; Restore F-Line Trolley Service To Fisherman's Wharf
“Words can’t describe for how grateful I am for what Brian, DJ Murph did for me, I’m just so grateful,” the server went on to say.
“It’s just feels really good,” said Murphy, who gave the tip. “I’m really appreciative of the following.”
The host at the restaurant also received a $400 tip.MORE NEWS: California Drought: Water Crisis ‘Couldn’t Be Worse’ On Oregon-California Border
Murphy said he started another challenge, and plans to keep handing out large tips to workers each time he hits $1,000.