We've heard a lot of stories about diners leaving generous tips to struggling waiters and waitresses, but the reasoning behind this one is a first.


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Steve and Makenzie Schultz were out to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary over the weekend in Iowa. The service, however, "sucked," according to Makenzie.

They noticed that their server was clearly overworked in the crowded restaurant.

Despite the long waits for just about everything during the meal, the couple decided to pay it forward with a $100 tip on a $66 check.

They posted a picture of the receipt on Facebook and it has gone viral with 1.5 million likes.


On "Fox and Friends" this morning, the couple explained that there was a lot of "negativity" with diners complaining and others walking out due to the lack of service.

"We kind of fell into the negativity at first, but halfway through the meal we just said, we have nowhere to be. It's our anniversary, why are we in such a hurry all the time? Let's just kind of enjoy this extended dinner. Ya know, this guy is working hard, he's doing all he can. He just doesn't have enough time. ... We were just giving him a little bit of credit. He's trying, there's nothing he can do but do his best," Makenzie said.

The server, Kyle Hanson, said he was never expecting that tip and became a little choked up when he saw it, calling it a "very good ending to a really stressful night."

Watch the full interview above.


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