"Doing the Lord's work, one tip at a time" is what the Instagram profile for @TipsforJesus reads. And in this case, the Lord's work means leaving tips as high as $10,000 on bills that often total under $100. The unverified account has been active for about 12 weeks and is apparently still making life pretty sweet for servers in time for the holidays.
The outrageously generous Tips For Jesus have shown up everywhere from Chicago to San Francisco. In October, a tip of $5,000 was left at a Notre Dame football bar in South Bend, IN. The note read, "Fight On!" — a reference to rival University of Southern California's football cheer. Unfortunately for that waiter, however, the bar and American Express did not clear the tip out of concerns it was a fraud.
It's unclear whether one person or several are behind the effort, which appears to have left over $50,000 in tips. New reports suggest it might be former Paypal VP Jack Selby. The account-holder seems to be a college football fan and on Instagram has written, "No fraud here, tipsforjesus pays its tabs." As for what Jesus would do, it's not so clear what he thought about posting good deeds on social media.