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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It was a busy Taco Tuesday at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. in Anchorage, Alaska — a blessing these days at any restaurant — when a guy at a table with three buddies wanted to chat with their waitress.
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"I wasn't totally paying attention, to be honest," lead server Angelina Backus recalled. "And then all of a sudden he pulled out his wallet and he's pulling out five $100 bills."
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The conversation that customer Jack Little was trying to have with Backus was about the Venmo Challenge, a social media trend in which people around the country use the online payment app to send money to a friend, who builds up a bankroll for big tips.
"It was all starting to come together," Backus recalled about Little fanning out the $100 bills to give to her. "I'm like, oh my gosh, they're giving money to random people, and it was very special."