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    Posted April 22, 2014 by
    harmony, New Jersey
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Tell us the Good Stuff!

    AMAZING random act of kindness


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     cmanderano works as a chef and bartender at the Holiday Inn in Clinton, New Jersey, and volunteers as an animal rescuer. Hotel manager Michelle Satanik told CNN she followed up with the generous tipper and verified that his tip was legitimate. "Apparently this man does this quite frequently. Just a really nice guy and humanitarian." Tucker, a Great Dane-black labrador mix, is recovering at home.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    I am a bartender at the Holiday Inn and on Saturday night, I was working. A couple came in ordered drinks, dinner, and we talked the regular day to day stuff. I have a tattoo of my dogs paw on arm and it got us talking about animals. I'm a huge animal lover and do animal rescue and advocate for them. Well, that morning my doggie Tucker had been rushed into emergency surgery and had a ball removed from his intestines. A $3,000 ball!!!! Well the gentlemen closed his tab and signed his credit card, leaving me a $1,000.00 tip! Told me to put it towards Tucker's surgery and that they would keep praying for Tucker. He would not take no for an answer. I stood there in tears, overwhelmed by his generosity. That night I shared it on Facebook to show my friends that good people do exist. It has gotten huge with over 3,000 likes overnight and over 200 shares of the picture of credit card slip and picture of my handsome Tucker being held by my crying son as we left him at hospital for surgery. I've received hundreds of messages of prayer for Tucker's safe recovery from perfect strangers. When I tell people this story they well up with tears and can't believe it either. I think the whole world needs to hear this. Everyone was so supportive and filled with love for me and my doggie that they have never met. I would also love nothing more than to publicly thank this couple in front of the world. I've never seen a random act give so many people, so much hope. I would love to share this story with everyone. Thank you So much.

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