Dayna Morales, a former Marine and server at the New Jersey restaurant Gallop Asian Bistro, made news recently when she shared a receipt on the Facebook group, Have a Gay Day. The receipt was supposedly left at her table by a family she served, a family who supposedly did not approve of her gay lifestyle.
Here is an image of the receipt:
It turns out now that the whole story is probably a fake. The family who left the receipt have come forward and they claim they didn’t leave that note. Furthermore, they claim they tipped Morales. In fact, the $18 tip is on their credit card statement along with the $93.55 for the meal, for a total of $111.55. They showed this to NBC New York.
Morales has reportedly received thousands of dollars in donations from people who heard about the initial story and wanted to make up for the fact that she was denied a tip because she was gay. The restaurant even set up a PayPal account for people to donate. The same restaurant that processed the $18 tip for Morales. If they hadn’t processed the tip, it never would have appeared on the family’s credit card statement.
I’m guessing the donations to Morales are about to come to an abrupt halt.