A Nebraska server got the surprise of his life when singer Jason Derulo left him a tip big enough to pay for his next semester at college.
Jordan Schaffer, a server at Charleston’s Restaurant in Omaha, shared his exciting experience in a TikTok video, and Derulo reshared it.
Jordan Schaffer Got A $5,000 Tip From Jason Derulo
After seeing the tip that Derulo, 33, left on the $795.99 check, Schaffer expressed his gratitude and told Derulo what that money will pay for. “Wow! My heart’s beating really fast,” he said to Derulo and the rest of the table after seeing the size of the tip.
After the experience, Schaffer recorded a thank you for the singer that he added into his TikTok video. “Hey Jason, thank you. You just paid for a semester at my college. I can’t say thank you enough,” he said. “So you know I hope you and your family have a wonderful time in Omaha and I hope you see us again.”
Schaffer then held up the receipt to show the amount of the bill and the amazing tip he received.
Schaffer captioned his TikTok video, “Serving @jasonderulo and his family is something I’ll never forget I cannot say thank you enough.”
Derulo took time to comment on the experience saying, “You seem like a great person. Thank you for taking such great care of our fam. Keep spreading the love bro.” Schaffer responded, “Thanks man I’ll be telling this crazy story the rest of my life.”
Many other people left comments about the positive experience. “This is truly the best thing I have heard all day. What an amazing dude. Also Charleston’s is phenomenal, always has amazing service and food,” one person wrote. “Hard work pays off..I say it everyday! Famous or not people take notice 🤗💕👊,” said another.
One person in the comment section told their story about the time that they ran into Derulo. “One time I saw him in front of me in the Starbucks drive-thru, I yelled out and told him I loved his music…I was told he paid for my drink!”
This video was the first and so far only video Schaffer has shared on TikTok, and it’s been viewed more than 108,000 times so far.
Jason Derulo Reshared Jordan Schaffer’s TikTok Video
Derulo reshared the video that Schaffer created and captioned it, “Blessed to be a blessing 🙏🏾@jordanschaffer2.”
The reshared video was viewed more than 1.3 million views and received more than 2,000 comments. “You’re fantastic. It’s amazing you are able and also willing to share in your success⭐️,” one person commented. “As a once waitress, who now owns their own business, this means so much to the whole industry who is so often under appreciated 🥰,” added another.
Many others commented how amazing of a gesture his tip was and how service industry workers highly appreciate such generous tips.
Jason Derulo Posts Regularly On TikTok
Derulo, who regularly shares videos on TikTok, talked to PEOPLE last year about how his son with ex Jena Frumes, Jason King, 22 months, already loves to be in front of the camera.
“It’s crazy. He loves being in front of the camera and it’s like he almost turns on,” Derulo said. “He just really takes to it really well. Whenever you put the camera on him, he just turns it on and starts smiling. It’s exciting.”
Derulo also shared that his son really loves music. “If he’s not feeling well, or if he’s having a moment, if you turn on some music, that moment goes away in an instant,” he said. “Some of my favorite moments are when I bring him to the studio and he’s dancing the whole time.”