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Customer leaves $400 tip at Richmond restaurant: 'this gesture holds our faith in humanity'

Employees at Buzz and Ned's Real Barbecue in Richmond were happily surprised in the middle of a tough week
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Posted at 9:32 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 21:36:51-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Employees at Buzz and Ned's Real Barbecue in Richmond were happily surprised in the middle of a tough week when a customer tipped $400 on a $68 bill on Thursday night.

The tip comes in the wake of restaurants across the state being forced to close down their dining rooms in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving thousands of employees without work.

"THIS. Whoever came in tonight and tipped our staff: THANK YOU. This extra helps pay their bills during schedule cuts. It helps them breathe easier. The gesture holds our faith in humanity. We are humbled."

Many restaurants in the Richmond area are still serving food via curbside pickup and delivery, and working to crowd source money to help support their recently laid off employees.