A single mother capable of ringing in the new year with one less thing to bother about after she got a generous tip from two customers who visit the Michigan restaurant where she serves.
31-year-old Danielle Franzoni in full shock after finding that two regulars at the Thunder Bay River Restaurant in Alpena — nearly 250 miles north of Detroit, left her a $2,020 tip on a $23 tab just before New Year’s Eve.
On the receipt, the patrons wanted Franzoni a Happy New Year and referred to the tip as the “2020 Tip Challenge.”
“I began crying,” Franzoni said, adding that she questioned her manager if the tip was genuine. “That doesn’t occur to people like me.”
Franzoni is currently attempting to regain custody of her three children after overcoming narcotics addiction and two years of sobriety.
At one time, she was residing at a homeless shelter, and she went from Detroit to Alpena with not a single thing but the clothes on her back. The sudden windfall has helped now her as she moved into her own house on New Year’s Eve.
Franzoni told that she’d also utilize the money to get a driver’s license, a chance she hasn’t held for ten years that will enable her to see more of her children and soon prepare her teenage daughter how to drive.