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Friday, December 23, 2016

Soon-to-be mom gets $900 tip at Phoenix restaurant

PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - With the flick of a pen, some unexpected holiday cheer flew like a flash through a north Phoenix restaurant, all to the wondering eyes of an employee who is nine months pregnant.

Sarah Clark, a server and bartender at Pita Jungle near Interstate 17 and Happy Valley Road, discovered Saturday that a customer had left her a $900 tip. Clark, 29, is expecting her first child Jan. 8.

“You always hear about these happening, but you never expect to be the recipient of it,” Clark said. “It’s a huge, huge help for me and my family.”

Clark and her fiancé will both have to miss time from their jobs in the restaurant industry, where paid time off is rare. Her fiancé is scheduled to have surgery Thursday to repair a leg injury.


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