Imagine being a server at a restaurant and getting a $1,000 tip. It happens. And it happens even more often here in Massachusetts thanks to a group of friends who call themselves the “$1,000 Breakfast Club.” Their latest recipient, a server at a Saugus IHOP worker named Tulio Maldonado, got the best tip he’s ever received and most likely will ever receive.

It took place this past Saturday when Jeffrey Paris, Richard Brooks and the rest of the “$1,000 Breakfast Club” went in to eat at the IHOP. There was a group of 10 people and Tulio was working extra hard. When it came time to pay the bill, Richard counted out the 13 hundred dollar bills in front of Tulio. As you can expect, Tulio was ecstatic with the unexpected gift of generosity.

Richard Brooks says he started the group because he had heard of a similar group doing the same thing in California. The idea behind it is to post on social media to make others aware and with hopes people will pay it forward. Hopefully with the videos and photos being shared to social media, others will be inspired to do good deeds themselves. According to Jeffrey Paris, one of the group’s members, “We aren’t celebrities but together we have the power to change someone’s life with an unexpected surprise at an unexpected time.”

If you’d like to contribute or join the “$1,000 Breakfast Club,” you can follow them on Instagram. Their Instagram handle is @thousanddollarbreakfastclub. They started very small and now have a rather large group of people who now consider themselves friends. These friends all have the same mission. And it looks like from these photos, they accomplished that mission. And they will continue to make people smile through their generosity. That’s what makes this group so special. Great job $1000 Breakfast Club!

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