​Tips For Jesus Mystery Man Reveals ID​​

December 10, 2021

The Tips for Jesus mystery man now has an ID next to his name, former Paypal vice president Jack Selby. Aruj Dhawan, a waiter at Bo’s Kitchen in New York City, said his tips were left by Shelby and two other patrons.

“As I was about to drop the check off, one of the men said they would ‘make my night.’ They called me over, gave me the check,” Dhawan told the New York Post. “I was amazed … I was just really thankful.”

Dhawan’s co-workers were also thankful because the restaurant pools its tips among staffers at the end of the night.

Last week, Selby, who made millions on PayPal’s sale to eBay, was named as the possible mystery man behind the big tips.

Bo’s manager Benjamin Cramer asked Selby why he tipped so much.

“He said, ‘Just because.’ I was told, ‘We tip a hundred times the bill.’”

Bigger tips bearing the “Tips for Jesus” mark were left across Manhattan over the weekend: $3,500 on a $391.95 bill at the Smith near Lincoln Center, and $7,000 on a $2,994.61 check at the NoMad in Midtown.

The anonymous tipping campaign began in September in Ann Arbor, Mich., where a $3,000 tip was left on an $87.88 bill. A day later, a $2,000 tip was left on a $215 meal, then $5,000 on a $214.75 check.

An Instagram account bearing the @tipsforjesus name shows photos of the generous gratuities. Its tagline: “Doing the Lord’s work, one tip at a time.”

It’s a clever idea and a great way to put smiles on so many waiters who have to work this holiday season.