"He said this is for you to go and buy a nice car"

Rubar lost his car in a severe storm several weeks ago. He had been taking cabs and buses to get to work.

Brina D’Amico Donaldson, a co-owner of the restaurant, said she was surprised by the amount of money he was given.

“It was a bit shocking to hear that. I was like, maybe $500, but $5,000 is quite a generous tip,” said D’Amico Donaldson.