Ex-NFL Star Chad Johnson Leaves $1,000 Tip at Florida Restaurant Amidst Pandemic

Former NFL legend Chad Johnson just showed his appreciation for restaurants struggling to reopen amidst the coronavirus pandemic when he left a massive tip on his bill after visiting a Florida dining establishment.

After visiting Havana’s Cuban Cuisine in Cooper City on Monday, Johnson posted a photo of his receipt on social media, and it showed that he had left an enormous $1,000 tip on a $37 tab.

“Congrats on re-opening, sorry about the pandemic, hope this helps. I LOVE YOU,” Johnson wrote on the receipt.

Johnson, who played for the Cincinnati Bengals for ten seasons, captioned the image with the Bible verse “Proverbs 11:25,” which reads: “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

The restaurant was so grateful to Johnson for the tip that they shared a photo of it to Facebook, thanking the ex-NFL star for his “generosity” and “continued” support.

“We would like to thank Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson for his continued patronage,” the restaurant wrote in the post. “We greatly appreciate your generosity to our employees now during these most difficult times. Many blessings to you and your family. Thank you again!”

Yahoo News reported that this is far from the first time that Johnson has left an extravagant tip on a bill, as he’s made this generous gesture a few times in his career. Whenever he does this, he always makes sure to caption photos of the receipt with the same bible verse.

Last month, Johnson left $540 tip for a $38.43 order of fried chicken at a restaurant in Austin, Texas.

One day before that, the football great had left a $276 tip, explaining on the receipt that he “only had 276 yards with the Patriots which was really horrible”.

Fox News reported that after playing for the Bengals from 2001-2010, Johnson was traded to the Patriots, a team he was with for just one season. He then played three seasons in the Canadian Football League before he finally retired.

Restaurants everywhere are struggling right now after having to close down in-room dining because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As they struggle to get back on their feet, it’s important that those who are financially able to help out do so in any way they can. God bless Johnson for stepping up right when this restaurant needed him most!


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