Long after the days when Chad Johnson gifted opposing cornerbacks and safeties bottles of Pepto-Bismol before games, the former Cincinnati Bengals icon now frequently gives back to restaurants and their workers.
His latest example comes as COVID-19 quarantine restrictions begin to soften in his home state of Florida. Johnson dined at Cooper City’s Havana Cuban Cuisine, and left a $1,000 tip to go along with his mere $37.40 tab.
Across the country businesses, such as restaurants, are beginning to return to normal operations after two months of minimal activity. Services such as takeout and delivery were used as primary methods to continue generating revenue, but smaller establishments like Havana’s were amongst the many that had to close entirely.
Their losses in revenue won’t be completely mitigated by Johnson’s sheer generosity, but it’s a heck of a boost back in the right direction. This isn’t the first time Johnson has left an enormous gratuity at an eatery, and it won’t be the last.
It’s nice that his habits of giving back continue when small businesses need it most.