ESTES PARK, Colo. (CBS4) — Employees at a bakery in Estes Park had a reason to smile behind their masks on Wednesday — a customer who spent $20 at Notchtop Bakery & Cafe left a tip of $1,400. The customer left a simple message along with the tip: “COVID sucks!”

(credit: Notchtop Bakery)

Notchtop Bakery shared a picture of the receipt and a photo of the seven staff members, with the caption “Thank you David for you generous gift to our staff. You gift has touched many lives.”

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Owner Nailya Khametvalieva said the customer, only identified as “David,” asked his server to count how many employees were working that day, and instructed that each one should get $200.

“It made my people almost cry and they’re very, very happy, and they wanted to thank him… it’s very generous,” Khametvalieva told CBS4. “We’re so thankful.”

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Khametvalieva said it was only David’s second visit to the bakery — and said she’s grateful to all the people who are supporting small businesses.

 

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