Immigrant server in Colorado says he received major tip and kind note post-election

A Palestinian waiter in Colorado who says he's worried about his future is feeling a little better about his present, thanks to a kindhearted and very generous woman who left him a $100 tip on her $23.61 restaurant bill.

“I couldn’t believe it when I looked at it,” said Osamah Ajour, 24, who immigrated to the U.S. more than a year ago and works at the Damascus Restaurant in Denver.

“We only talked for about two minutes and she left me this. This lady made me very happy,” he told the Denver Post.

The unidentified customer added a note on her receipt, which a friend posted on Facebook: “You belong here & I’m glad you're here.”

Ajour said he served the woman on Nov. 9, the day after the presidential election, and she asked him how he was feeling about Donald Trump’s win.

“I answered that I was hanging in there,” Ajour said. “I said this country is way better than what happened Tuesday. She was just very nice. She was interested in how I was feeling.”


Ajour said he has two uncles in the U.S., including one who has lived in the Denver area for more than 30 years.

“Before Election Night, I called my mom and she told me to stay away from Donald Trump and I told her I only see him on TV,” Ajour said. “Now she’s worried about people who voted Trump. I told her everybody is nice here.”