The NBA season may be on hold, but Andre Drummond is still managing to bring a smile to people's faces.
According to an Instagram post from the restaurant, the Cleveland Cavaliers center left a $1,000 tip on a $164.25 bill at Che!! Restaurant in Delray Beach, Florida, over the weekend. For those keeping score at home, that's a 608.8 percent tip -- well above the 20 percent standard.
“Today, started off as [a] slow day at work getting there for my double shift," Kaxandra Diaz, the waitress who received the tip, wrote on Instagram. "The past week, overall, has been pretty slow of course due to COVID. Restaurants and staff have been struggling, as you can imagine. Little did I know that today I would get a tip no server would guess that they would ever receive when they open that checkbook.
"Unknowingly, I was seated and served a table with @andredrummondd I had no idea who he was, and hadn’t seen him here before but we @che.delray always welcome our new customers. When I was given the checkbook, I went to put in the tip & information to close the table and I couldn’t believe it. From a $160 check, the tip read $1,000. I was shaking and had tears of happiness after what he left me. I had no idea how to react, I didn’t want to draw attention but at the same time I couldn’t describe the amount of appreciation I had/ have. It’s so amazing to see people displaying acts of kindness in these uncertain times. This is a story I will never forget, thank you again so much @andredrummondd."
"Thank you for being amazing!" Drummond replied to the post.
This isn't the first act of generosity Drummond has displayed since the NBA suspended its season amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in March. In April, the 2-time All-Star donated $160,000 toward coronavirus relief efforts, $60,000 of which went toward the staff at Cleveland's Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse staff and $100,000 of which went to the Middlesex Health system, which is located in Drummond's home state of Connecticut.