Busboy’s Deed is So Impressive It Earns Him $26,000 in “Tips”

Busboy’s Deed is So Impressive It Earns Him $26,000 in “Tips”

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A busboy’s honesty has led to an avalanche of “tips” from people rewarding the 50-year-old man for his good deed.

As soon as Johnny “Thumper” Duckworth found an envelope full of $100 bills on the floor of the diner where he worked, he gave it to his boss and got right back to work.

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His boss, Randy Emmons knew $3,000 was a huge amount of money for Duckworth, who has no car or home and whose wages are garnished to pay medical bills. He rides his bike through cold and snow to get to work on time.

It turns out the lost money belonged to one of his regular customers at Randy’s Southside Diner in Grand Junction, Colorado, who immediately rewarded Duckworth with $300 for returning the Christmas shopping cash.

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”He’s one of the most honest people I know,” Emmons told TODAY. “That’s life-changing money for him, and for him just to turn it in like it’s nothing, that’s something to me.”

Duckworth’s integrity, even while facing poverty, motivated Emmons to set up a GoFundMe page called “Tip Thumper” to raise enough money to give a new start to the man who is sleeping on friends’ couches.

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The campaign has raised $26,000 in ten days.

Duckworth is amazed and excited at the response and says he’d like to meet everyone who’s given money so he could thank them “face to face.”

Multiply the Good… Share It. (Photos: Johnny Duckworth, Randy Emmons)

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