Bartonville waitress receives $1,000 tip

By WEEK Producer

January 2, 2014 Updated Jan 3, 2014 at 12:02 AM CDT

BARTONVILLE, Ill. -- A local waitress is having a very happy new year thanks to a generous family.

Sandy Walker was waiting on a table of 15 people Wednesday at the Bartonville Diner.

She had served the parents before, but never their whole family.

When the group left she was shocked by what they left behind. There was a note on the receipt that said "Happy New Year" and included a $1,000 tip.

"They were excellent to wait on, great people and everything," Walker said. "Next thing I know my boss told me they left me that tip and I was really overwhelmed and very thankful. It was pretty amazing."

Walker said she will use the random act of kindness to help pay off her car.