$1,000 tip for bartender to help pay for dog surgery - WKRN News 2

$1,000 tip for bartender to help pay for dog surgery

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Christina Summitt has a paw-print tattoo on her wrist. She's a volunteer with a pit bull rescue group and has a genuine love for animals.

While bartending at a Holiday Inn in Clinton, New Jersey, Summitt got to talking with a couple. The man asked her if she had dogs of her own. She told them about her Great Dane-black Labrador mix, Tucker, who was having emergency surgery hours after he swallowed a hard plastic ball.  He mentioned that pet surgeries can get expensive and she revealed this was going to cost about $2,700.  She was willing to do whatever was necessary for her "baby" though.

The 37-year-old, and mom to three step-children, works three jobs -- one as a full-time as a chef at the hotel, Saturdays as a bartender, and as a food prep worker at a deli two days a week.  Her husband also works full-time.

The couple's bill was $80 but when he ended up leaving quote a tip; $1,000.  Summitt said she cried and even told the man she couldn't accept it.  He said to put it toward Tucker's medical costs.

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