Staff at a Tenessee restaurant were left stunned and grateful by an unexpected act from a generous customer earlier this week.
According to ABC News, the man was holidaying in the city of Gatlinburg with his young daughter and had lunch at the Burg Steakhouse.
But on collecting the bill for his otherwise inexpensive meal, staff were shocked to see he'd left a US$1000 (NZ$1386) tip.
In addition, the man, who wished to remain anonymous, not only paid for his own meal but picked up the tab for two other tables.
The steakhouse staff later learned the man has a terminal illness and only has a few months left to live.
"I was like, 'wow,'" said Ashley Rackshaw, a server at the restaurant.
"It was a humbling moment.
"I'm just wanting to thank him. Like, all I'm wanting to do is go up to him and give him a hug and tell him 'thank you.' That was really generous of him."
According to 7 News, the man's only request was that every employee had to get a share of the thousand dollars.
Each staff member took home around US$40 each.