Former NFL Player Keeps Leaving Enormous Tips For Restaurant Servers With A Personalized Note About Why
Keep an eye out for who you're serving because you might just get the tip of a lifetime. Former NFL player Chad Johnson, also known as Ochocinco, has been sharing pictures of the tips he's leaving at restaurants when he goes out to eat.
And let's just call them "generous."
While some athletes are known for poor tipping skills, Johnson has been very liberal in the extra cash he gives his servers. While that by itself is a neat fact, it's the meaning he ascribes to the numbers that is getting people's attention.
The first of these tips sees him leaving $209 as a tip, to match the receiving yards he had in one game.
Proverbs 11:25 💫 https://t.co/zP2bcvwFqa— Chad Johnson (@Chad Johnson) 1550775234.0
The next time, the server seemed to let Johnson borrow his phone to watch some soccer. Three goals earned that server a $300 tip.
Proverbs 11:25 💫 https://t.co/84HqtSGUrV— Chad Johnson (@Chad Johnson) 1551303827.0
While the amounts are great, the meaning can be less than positive. Ochocinco brought up his total yardage with the Patriots for the first of his Austin, TX, restaurants.
276 yards for an entire season isn't great, but translated into a tip on a $91 bill, is exceptional.
Proverbs 11:25 💫 https://t.co/3OV4m4CowT— Chad Johnson (@Chad Johnson) 1551983956.0
Lastly, Johnson left a $540 tip for a lucky server at Gus's World Famous Chicken in Austin, TX. The number references his yards in 2008 with the Bengals.
The "pissed off Mike Brown" comment refers to Johnson openly talking about wanting to be traded during the off season, upsetting the Bengals owner.
Proverbs 11:25 💫 https://t.co/tkORTxHKqc— Chad Johnson (@Chad Johnson) 1552091349.0
All of these receipts ended with the phrase "I love you" and are accompanied by a tweet, "Proverbs 11:25" which says,
"The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself."
People are really digging the generosity.
@ForTheWin @USATODAY What a genuinely great guy...— Tuesday Hampton (@Tuesday Hampton) 1552329328.0
Look at you @ochocinco Good for you man! Best part is the stories on the receipt associated with tip! Thank you f… https://t.co/QsnHoNXGsc— jburt9100 (@jburt9100) 1552391378.0
@ochocinco You’re always being so sweet 🤗 blessings ocho— miss bee (@miss bee) 1551307459.0
Others are just trying to figure out how they can get in on this.
@ochocinco You had 11,059 career receiving yards too, venmo me?— Adam Tramp (@Adam Tramp) 1550930777.0
@ochocinco Where you eating at next so I can be sure to put my application in— JKing ♛™ (@JKing ♛™) 1552093318.0
@ochocinco hello i work in coral springs pls come bless me i need help😭— maC (@maC) 1552062410.0
@ochocinco Oneday I will be one of the chosen ones 🙏🏼😅 until then... prayer and hustling.— BVD (@BVD) 1551306442.0
A little earlier this year, Johnson made waves after using an Applebee's tablet to leave a $207 tip for his server. He posted a video of him tapping the arrow on the device to increase his tip.
He says at one point,
"My finger cramps, that's when I'll stop."
Have y’all seen this gadget at Apple Bees, i got carried away but it’s a cool contraption 🤷🏿♂️ https://t.co/eU6GtZu9sP— Chad Johnson (@Chad Johnson) 1517627988.0
While the server gives him an out, Johnson assures her he is serious about this. And as we've seen from his other tips, he's very serious about giving back.