Couple leaves $2,000 tip on 20th anniversary of first date

A couple who had their first date at a Chicago restaurant returned on the 20th anniversary of that evening and left the staff a $2,000 tip.

Jim Higgins, owner of Club Lucky in Bucktown, said the couple has been visiting the eatery Feb. 12 each year to mark the anniversary of their first date.

“That booth is his booth: Feb 12 at 7:30 p.m. — booth 46. As long as Club Lucky is here, that table will be there for them,” Higgins told WLS-TV.

Eddie Cruz, a bartender and server at the restaurant, closed out the now-married couple’s tab Friday night and was shocked to see they had left a $2,000 tip.

“Thank you for 20 years of good memories, excellent food & outstanding service. Cheers to many more,” the couple wrote in a note on the receipt.

Higgins said the couple requested to have the tip split among the Club Lucky staff.

“You know, it almost makes you want to cry,” Cruz said. “It’s so heartwarming when people are that generous.”