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Virginia waitress stunned by $650 tip

Posted at 10:35 PM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 22:37:16-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A waitress in Virginia Beach was left speechless when a customer tipped her $650 as part of a social media challenge.

The Venmo Challenge involves asking your social media followers to donate money to your Venmo account using the #hashtags #TheAwesomeHumanBeing or #ForTheFoodServiceWorker"

Dan Pew said he wanted to put the challenge to the test and racked up hundreds of dollars in just a few days.

Pew, who lives in Ohio, came to Virginia Beach for vacation and let his followers in on his plan.

"So we're going to Virginia Beach for vacation this week and we want to surprise a food service worker with a huge tip," Pew said.

Aubrey Seykerbuyk, a waitress at Commune in Virginia Beach, was floored when she saw the tip Friday.

"He had like a wad of cash and started counting it out in front of me and I honestly didn't know like what was happening," Seykerbuyk told WTKR's Erin Miller. "I didn't know if it was like a social experiment to see if I would take it or not."

Seykerbuyk said the world needs more kind people like Pew and plans to share the generous tip with the other servers at the restaurant.