Mystery Diner On Instagram Leaves Thousands Of Dollars In Tips
In an incredible case of generosity, someone behind an Instagram account has apparently been traveling across the country and leaving massive tips on restaurant checks, including a few here in L.A.
The account, @tipsforjesus, was created about three months ago and has been spreading cheer virtually everywhere, leaving tips as much as $10,000 to unsuspecting servers and bartenders. The Daily Dot has estimated that @tipsforjesus has dished out over $54,000 in tips since the account was created.
The people behind the account have hit three locations in L.A so far: The Hungry Cat and Jumbo's in Hollywood and The Fig & Olive in West Hollywood. Judging by the number of L.A. locations, @tipsforjesus may be based somewhere in SoCal.
One lingering part of the mystery is the user's identity, which has so far been kept secret by the @tipsforjesus account. An employee at The Hungry Cat confirmed to LAist that the check was indeed real, but did not know additional details, including the physical description of the mystery tipper. We reached out for a comment from Fig & Olive as well.
For now, let's just marvel at the insane generosity that @tipsforjesus is spreading: