If you’re unaware, there are plenty of dumb challenges on social media network TikTok. However, a recent challenge of leaving huge tips might make up for the stupid ones!
When Peter Murray, a restaurant server in California, started his shift last week in California, he had no idea it would end with the largest tip anyone had ever recieved at Lucille’s Smokehouse. Lucille’s, a BBQ join in Concord, CA, didn’t even recognize Brian Murphy, or DJ Murph as he’s called on social media, when he sat down! However, it became apparent that the meal was far from an ordinary one when, in the end, Murphy took out his phone and started recording Murray.
“Alright, one second. Peter, right?” the social media asks Murray. “Alright, Peter, have you heard of the Venmo challenge?” Then, he starts explaining what it’s all about to the server. “I’ve asked everybody on all my social media to Venmo me at least 50 cents, right?” he said. “And we’re going to go out and tip a random server, so you just so happen to be that person, and you took care of us really well. And so we raised $1,000.”
That’s right! In the end, Murphy ended up leaving Murray a $1,400 tip! The video ends with the server counting the cash in disbelief and Murphy walking away. He not only then posted the videos to his TikTok and Instagram, but also issued a challenge…
Making A Series
As you might imagine, Murray could barely express how happy he felt about Murphy’s tip. “Now I don’t have to worry about paying rent next month, so I have that set,” he said. “And then I can put some money aside…words can’t describe how grateful I am for what Brian, DJ Murph did for me, I’m just so grateful.”
Of course, as stated, this is a viral challenge, so Murphy’s not the first to tip large during the coronavirus. Another Tiktok user, Lexy Kadey, tipped $628 to tip her waitress in July at a Cheesecake Factory in Baltimore, before posting it to the app and asking others to go out and do the same. “No way! I don’t believe you,” said the waitress with a massive smile on her face. “Y’all are gonna make me faint.” Her grin shined through the mask. The waitress then later told Kadey that she has one child and expecting another one, so the money was incredibly helpful. Meanwhile, others have donated behind-the-scenes, keeping their acts of charity of social media. In the end, as long as hardworking servers are earning tips, fans are okay with either method!
TikTok users are becoming huge fans of the challenge. Thankfully, both Kadey and Murphy made a series out of their videos for the TikTok challenge. Now they are asking for others to do the same. Who knows, maybe someone will eventually top Murphy’s incredible $1,400 tip!
Sources: InTheKnow, MSN, Yahoo!Sports