Thanks For Sharing The Love!

Here are some of the stories we've heard from the people who have been Tipped Over by your generosity.

Some Tipped Over Stories

Nicole

Springfield

My 13 year old son went to a conference last spring that had a theme of "be generous always". One of his leaders gave the group the challenge to be generous and gave them each $20. My son didn't know what to do with it. Last night, my son and I went out to eat at a place we had never been before. The waiter was great! My son left the $20 for the tip, which ended up being a 75% tip!

Parri

Peoria

I was just over-tipped, and I'm thankful because this group of four ladies was my only table tonight. I hope they see this so I can just say thank you.

Bree

Bloomington

I work at a pizza place, and Tuesday evening I had a customer come in to the restaurant and dine in. It was like any other table, or so I thought. I received a very generous tip from him and was in complete shock and tears when I read his note. I recently finished college and just found out that I am pregnant with my first child. Every day I have struggled to try to figure out where I'm going to work after she is born and how I am going to make it through. I wish I knew who he was so I can thank him for making me believe in the beauty of individuals like himself. I can't wait to carry on this message to another deserving individual and I hope they see it as a beautiful thing like I did. Thank you so much to the kind man! You are truly an angel! God Bless you too sir!

Tena

Pekin

I have been "Tipping Over" since this first started last year. Today, my husband was trying to check out at a local grocery store and had trouble. He was unable to use his debit card after multiple tries. Someone behind him stepped up and paid for his groceries. They would not give their name nor would they allow him to have any contact information to pay them back. He called me as soon as he got in the car and said, "Your 'Tipping Over' has come back to you." I was quite amazed; God is in this whole Blessing Adventure.

Sandra

Peoria

Truly blessed to be tipped over today by a wonderful loving couple that came in today. I was busy making lemon shake-ups for another table while also getting their drinks. As I went to get their order, they decided they only wanted the drinks, as they didn't have a large appetite. I told them to enjoy the drinks and, "Have a nice day!" To my surprise, they left me a tip, which I am grateful for. God Bless this beautiful couple. They made my day.

Heather

Springfield

I drive Uber and was giving a young man a ride home. I was about 20 minutes away when he contacted the service, so I had quite a drive to pick him up. He talked to me all the way to his house. When we got there, he gave me $5 and said he felt bad I had to drive so far. It left a huge impression on me, and I just praise God for people like him.

John

Dixon

Overheard a waitress at a restaurant in Clinton say that she really needed the tips beacuse she was having a bad week, and her vehicle needed a new radiator. God spoke to me, so I left her an extra tip to help her in her time of need. God bless her and help her through her struggles.

Natasha

Springfield

I had a super nice younger couple come in yesterday. I appreciate a good tip, but I am also happy my guests enjoyed their dining experience with me. :) I hope to see them soon!!

Anna

Springfield

I was tipped over and I want to explain what that meant for me on a day like today. I clocked back in from break with two tables on deck. We'll call one the "tipper-overs;" they are why I'm here. Five minutes later, two more tables sit in my section. Ten minutes later, I have a 6-top sit in my section and two more couples. Seven tables is a fair load for a server, but I've been doing this a while so a chill Sunday for me. One table gets mad at me because a corporate rule: I can't serve dad's burger medium rare. I also am not supposed to sing happy birthday and one child wants me to. They rip both my managers and myself apart over rules none of us make. This took 10 minutes. Couple 4 has needed a refill for several minutes. Ice needs refilled. Trash needs emptied. Couple 2 needs another drink. "Tipped-over" needs napkins. The server sharing my dining room has been sitting at her only table for 15 minutes. Couple 5 needs a check. Couple 1 wanted a different kind of taco than the one I rang in "wrong." Birthday-song table is still yelling at my helpless manager. Someone spills a drink. This all happens in a 20 minute period, on top of all my normal server routine. After the dust settles of rush number one, I collect my credit slips. "Tipped-over," the table that only needed napkins outside of whatever typical things I would do for them, have left me a note explaining I had been tipped over with a charge tip of $25 on a $44 check, as well as another $5 in cash. In an overwhelming amount of chaos that ensued for me in a matter of minutes, you recognized my hard work and brightened my day. When a table that normally would have ruined my mood for at least a couple hours gave me a hard time, you completely erased it with your gracious gesture. A bartender at my job had a heart attack Friday night. She has to take several days off, and she's the main income for her household. I will be using your "tipped over" to donate to her GoFundMe, so she can get the rest she needs. You have no idea what your "tipped over" meant to me on a day like today. You inspire me. Thank you.

Ester

Peoria

I deliver for Jimmy John's to an employee at Peoria's Dream Center. I asked her if she intentionally gave me A 76% tip. Usually we hardly get a decent tip in that area. Thanks! I owe you a chocolate chip cookie next time!