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Bartender gets $1000 tip to help save dog

A bartender with a sick dog in New Jersey got a lot more than she was expecting last Saturday.

Christina Summitt, who works with her sister at a Holiday Inn in Clinton, N.J., were working when a middle-aged couple came in, ordered chicken wings and drinks, stuck around to chat and then left a $1,000 tip.

Summitt is a big dog lover and volunteers at Pibbles & More Animal Rescue in Ridgewood, N.J. The paw print tattoo on her wrist got the conversation going between Summitt and the couple.

She told them that earlier in the day, she found out that her rescued 3-year-old Great Dane-Labrador mix dog, Tucker, needed life-saving stomach surgery to remove a mass. The dog had eaten a tennis ball earlier last week, and the surgery would cost a total of $2,700.

She also told them she was about to sell her car to pay for it.

ABC News reports, “I opened the check and I said ‘Holy s—,’ she said. ‘I’m sorry for the language, but anyone would look at that and say it. I grabbed my sister like I was saving her from a building and made her look at it. And she said ‘Holy s—,’ too.”

She chased the couple down thinking it was an accident when the reply she received was simply, “Don’t you worry about it.”

Summitt says she knows the man’s identity, but will leave it up to him if he wants to come forward.

Tucker went in for surgery Sunday and is reportedly doing just fine.

Contact Kristen DeSilva at kdesilva@reviewjournal.com or on Twitter: @kristendesilva

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