YouTube’s king of big budgets and social experiments has returned with another video that showcases the impact of random acts of kindness.
Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson uploaded another video tipping wait staff an outrageous amount of money for their services - this time only ordering water, which is generally free in the United States.
He began his experiment by tipping just a penny, then increased that amount to upwards of $1,000.
As can be expected, the wait staff were simultaneously shocked and overjoyed at MrBeast’s generosity. One young man working a drive-through admitted that he was able to pay rent due to MrBeast’s tip, which cashed in at $300.
However, that wasn’t the end of it: MrBeast’s experiment ended with a massive, $10,000 tip to one waitress at Sup Dogs, a restaurant in Greenville, North Carolina. While he has tipped massive amounts of money to wait staff before, he’s never tipped this much to a single server - and her reaction to the cash was as shocking as you might expect.
She appeared to be overwhelmed at the stack of hundred-dollar bills sitting on the table and even called her manager over to investigate, as though she didn’t believe the tip was legit.
“Why would they do that?” she said in the video. “That was way too big of a tip.”
The incident made such a wave that multiple news outlets across the globe had covered the story before the video even went live.
“I literally didn’t think it was real,” the waitress told one news site. “...I thought someone was playing a joke on me.”
MrBeast made sure to follow up with a montage of his other crazy antics, which beat out a $10,000 tip by a massive margin.