People 'tip' bus boy who turned in $3,000

Posted at 10:32 AM, Dec 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 07:56:05-05

People are digging into their wallets to "tip" a bus boy who turned in $3,000 he found at a restaurant in Colorado.

Johnny "Thumper" Duckworth has worked at Randy's Southside Diner in Orchard Mesa for the past nine years, according to the restaurant's Facebook page. He found the envelope full of hundred-dollar bills on Tuesday.

"What an honest guy, finds $3,000 cash on the floor with no witnesses and turns it in... even though he doesn't have much himself," the diner's owner, Randy Emmons, posted.

According to Emmons, Thumper's car is broken down and he has been moving house to house, staying with friends and family.

On Friday, Emmons started a GoFundMe page called "Tip Thumper" to help him get back on his feet. 

"Thumper works about 25 hours a week at the diner. He would work more hours if they were available," Emmons stated. "This is a good guy who works very hard and that has truly fallen onto hard times."

"Please help Thumper get through these hard times with any donation you can give," Emmons said on GoFundMe.

As of Monday morning, people had donated more than $3,700 to "Tip Thumper."

"Wow!! Thank you everyone for your donations," Emmons wrote. "Let's keep it going don't let it stop here, please share this with your family and friends."

Here is a link to the "Tip Thumper" GoFundMe page:

It turns out, the money belonged to a regular customer at the diner. That customer gave Thumper $300 as a reward.