Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | 2:34 p.m.
RALEIGH, N.C. — A server at a North Carolina Waffle House has received a $1,000 Mother's Day tip directly from her customer after the restaurant refused to give it to her because it was left on a credit card.
Shaina Brown was working the night shift in Raleigh when a man left her the tip. But the Waffle House tells The Raleigh News & Observer it refunds large tips unless they're paid by cash or check to avoid disputes about charges.
Brown told WTVD-TV in Raleigh she was humiliated when the restaurant refused to give her the money.
She said she received a call last week from her customer, who wanted to remain anonymous. Brown said the customer had heard about Brown’s problems over the tip and wrote her a check directly.
Brown calls the man a hero.