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Coffee shop gives tip to theif
One coffee shop in Ohio is getting into the Holiday spirit.
A man was caught on camera stealing from the tip jar.
But instead of calling the cops, the workers decided to help him.
Good things come to those who tip and at the nervous dog, maybe even those who don't.
Emily Dee says it all started on a typical day for this neighborhood coffee hangout. A day when regular customers were showing their Thanksgiving generosity when the baristas noticed some of the already counted tips were missing.
I was just thinking to myself. There's no way. Not our customers. Wouldn't happen. And sure enough, he walks in and I'm just watching his hand go in the tip jar there it was.
What Dee found on the tape, a man, who came in requesting a discounted refill in a nervous dog cup, taking tips when he thought no one was looking.
It was kinda disheartening and a little bit upsetting at first, absolutely.
After a few days, the shop had a plan. Call it a bad deed gone unpunished - instead they hope to find this guy with sticky fingers and send him home with love.
It's going to be beneficial, whether he comes forth or not, it's going to help someone. And it feels good to be able to help out.
Now they've collected about three boxes of food for those in need and the opinions of hundreds of people on what's right and what's wrong.
I don't think it's a reward for someone doing something bad. I think it's everyone gets in a tough spot at some point, and if there were more people who could be understanding and helpful in those spots, then maybe people would be less likely to get there.