Waitress Left $1,000 Tip at Illinois Eatery

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An Algonquin waitress got the tip of a lifetime after someone dropped a $1,000 gratuity at her table.

Michelle Secreto has worked at the Montarra Grill in Algonquin for three years.

Last week, a couple left her the biggest tip in her life after one of the patron's asked Secreto's recommendation for a gluten-free meal. She told them to try two seafood specials.

Neither Secreto nor the restaurant's manager know the identity of the generous diners.

Secreto said she'll use the money to send her 12-year-old daughter, Ashley, on a trip to scholastic trip in October to Washington, D.C.