Five young fans of a Minnesota restaurant stepped up to help after someone stole hundreds of dollars in staff tips over the weekend.
According to the post, two young women came into the restaurant to place a takeout order on Saturday, but when no one was looking, they stole an envelope with staff tips inside. However, the theft was caught on security footage.
Restaurant owner Natalie Victoria told ABC 6 News the envelope had almost $300 inside.
“To do that to the restaurant staff that’s already been hit so hard I think is kind of frustrating but, you know we’re just going to move forward,” Victoria told the station.
But the next night, the restaurant was visited by customers who were there to help.
Five Minnesota boys donated their summer earnings from working on their family farm to a restaurant that had about $300 in tips stolen over the weekend. (iStock)
After they heard about the theft, five boys — brothers and cousins Bronson, Carter, Rowan, Ryan and Bennett Shea — decided to pool their summer earnings from their work on the family farm and donate the money to Victoria’s.
“We wanted to donate, and we kind of felt bad,” Bronson told ABC 6 News. “It’s kind of hard watching people that do that.”
Their donation ended up being $200, which they delivered to the restaurant in a card.
In its Facebook post on Sunday, the restaurant included a photo of the card, which was signed by all five boys from the “Shea Boys Sweet Corn.”
“Victoria’s waitstaff, we are sorry to hear that someone stole your tip money,” the boys wrote. “Thank you for making the best pasta and buttered noodles! Happy Holidays!”
The restaurant thanked the boys for their generous gift in the post.
“Thank You,” Victoria’s wrote. “We are speechless – A fall to the floor and cry moment. Your kind gesture is commendable and we are still in awe.”