That’s a lot more than 20 percent.
Maria Elena Barragan had just finished serving David Harrison and Shelia Harrison during her double shift at Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant in Rogers.
The couple, who are regulars at the restaurant, asked to talk to Barragan after the meal, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported.
“I got scared at first because I thought I was in trouble,” she told the news outlet. “They pulled up some seats at the table and told me how much they appreciated and loved me and then they presented me with a gift bag.”
Inside the bag were papers and keys to a 2019 Buick Encore in her name, the outlet reported.
The mother of two young boys said she refused the extremely generous gift, but David told her to take it “because God led [him] to do it.”
“I didn’t take it as a tip. I took it as a gift from God,” she said.
The new car will reportedly replace her 2005 Chevy Trailblazer.