The owner of a Melbourne cafe was left speechless recently after receiving a $750 cash gift.
Pierre Patole of The Timbuktu Cafe opened on April 24 to find a very generous customer had slipped a note along with a fistful of $50 notes under the door. The note read:
“Because we have an income of less than $80,000/year we qualify for the Commonwealth Seniors healthcare card and as such have just received $750 each from the Govt,” reads the letter, which Patole posted on Facebook.
“We pay no tax as our income is from superannuation pension. The government says the $750 is for us to spend to help the economy.
He told News.com.au he was moved by the gesture and how welcoming the local community had been since he opened the cafe.
“I was very touched, not only for the amount of money but also by the beautiful letter,” he said.
“As all cafes, we are doing take away only for both food and beverage, so we are roughly down 60 to 50 per cent less takings.”