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PHILADELPHIA - MAY 8: Economic stimulus checks are prepared for printing at the Philadelphia Financial Center May 8, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One hundred and thirty million households are eligible to receive a tax rebate check under the $168 billion economic stimulus plan. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

Colonial Steakhouse Restaurant in Pine Bluff’s Arkansas has been struggling to make ends meet amidst the coronavirus shutdowns. Thankfully, one of their regular customers gave them a much-appreciated financial windfall. Despite the difficulties, the restaraunt has managed to stay open by maintaining a team of four employees to offer curbside pickup for three days of the week. Last week, one of the restaurant’s regular customers decided to leave a hefty tip for their takeout order—and the staffers were stunned by the amount. The customer tipped the Colonial Steakhouse $1,200, the customer’s entire stimulus check issued by the federal government to relieve the financial burden of the pandemic.