Duncan Whitehead of Fort Lauderdale, Florida headed to a new restaurant in town to celebrate his birthday.
What happened next caught the attention of the world.
Despite a dining experience that "sucked," the generous man left a $2 tip for the server on a bill of $8.00 to emphasize he knew it wasn't his fault.
"Paying it forward," Whitehead wrote on the receipt.
Whitehead then shared a photo of the bill on Facebook with a post that concluded: "I'm just sharing this as a friendly reminder to the whole world that I tip big - $2 equates to nearly 30% - I am awesome - please make this go viral so people can see how awesome I am.
The post has not gone viral with only two "likes" and 0 shares.
The waiter who received this 'lavish' tip has no recollection of Whitehead but stated "What a sanctimonious twat - he posted this on Facebook? What a cock - what an attention seeking cock."