A server, bartender, and soon-to-be mom in Phoenix, Arizona got a wonderful holiday surprise from a patron earlier this month in the form of a $900 tip.

"You always hear about these things happening, but you never expect to be the recipient of it," Sarah Clark told KPHO. "It's a huge, huge help for me and my family."

Clark is nine months pregnant with her first child, due January 8th. She and her fiancé will both have to miss some time at their jobs in the restaurant industry in the near future, as he is scheduled to have surgery to repair a leg injury.


Clark said that she had interacted with the customer who left the generous tip before. The woman is also pregnant, and the two had chatted about their pregnancies. Clark told KPHO that she didn't notice the huge tip until the customer had already left after picking up a take-out order.

“I couldn’t believe what I was looking at at first because it was such a high amount. $900 is a lot of money. It took a while for it to set in, and once it did I cried for a little while,” she said.

The customer left a sweet note for the server along with the huge tip that said, "This is God's money -- He gave it to us so we could give it to you. God Bless."


"I don't know if she really understands how much this is going to help us this season," Clark said. "Me being on maternity leave and him being out of work, we're not going to be making any income. So this is really going to help with rent and other bills and things like that."

Good people are out there, kids.