‘I hope this is not a prank’: Checkers drive-thru customer gives employees $10K each

Some employees at a Checkers in Paterson were in for a shock when a drive-thru customer gave them $10,000 apiece.

News 12 Staff

Dec 26, 2020, 11:57 AM

Updated 1,204 days ago

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Some employees at a Checkers in Paterson were in for a shock when a drive-thru customer gave them $10,000 apiece.
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“I've been working at Checkers for 20+ years,” says Nigel Sampson.
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Sampson was manning the drive-thru window that night when he got an unexpected surprise.
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“I see the people he was with rolling up, recording with cellphones, recording, so I knew it was something different going on,” says Sampson.

A drive-thru customer gave Sampson and his employees $10,000 a piece.

“I was just saying to myself the whole time I hope this is not a prank,” says Sampson.

The man, who goes by Jay Mazini on Instagram posted the encounter online, documenting the shock and joy from Sampson and his crew.
“In that situation, I was more so happy about my employees that have been struggling to get hours in this pandemic, so I was super happy for those guys,” says Sampson.

In a time of uncertainty for the world, kindness from a stranger meant *the world* for the team.

It is unknown what Sampson will do with the money.
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