Tennessee Tip – Watch: Poignant $36 tip ‘brings tears’ to Tennessee waitress’ eyes

Tennessee Tip : Poignant $36 tip 'brings tears' to Tennessee waitress' eyes

Tennessee waitress receives note with $36 tip that brought tears to her eyes.

Claire Hudson, a 25-year-old waitress from Spring Hill, Tennessee, was working a normal shift at Mac’s Grub Shak when a couple tipped her more than 100% on their bill. According to Yahoo, Hudson was shocked.

“I didn’t even realize the tip until after they were gone,” she said of the $36 tip and note on the $30 receipt. The note reads: “Today is my brother’s b-day. He would have been 36 today. Every year I go eat his favorite meal (hot dogs) and tip the waitress his age. Happy b-day, Wes.”

Claire Hudson told Yahoo: “I was in tears when I read it. I had to go in the back of the restaurant and compose myself before I went out to my other tables.”

Hudson posted the message online and woke up to 1.5 million views on Imgur and more than 350,000 UpVotes on Reddit.

Claire Hudson told ABC News that she had a friend recently pass, so the message was especially heartbreaking for her. She and the staff at Mac’s are trying to track down the anonymous tippers to do something special for them: “We want to see what his brother Wes liked on his hot dogs because we’d like to name a hot dog after him.”