Why this Starbucks barista got $36,000 in tips

Why this Starbucks barista got $36,000 in tips”

Gilles didn't respond to a request for comment.

A GoFundMe page was created for the barista, identified as Lenin Gutierrez, after a customer posted a now-viral picture of him on Facebook wearing a mask and complaining that she wasn't served because she wasn't wearing one. "I started reading the comments and just laughed at the mimics people made about this 'meeting in nature'". Next time I will wait for cops and bring a medical exemption.' The post has reportedly been shared over 47,000 times and has earned more than 133,000 comments.

"It starts with coffee but it ends with digital certificates and forced vaccinations", Gilles said. However, so impressed was he with the barista's effort that he started a GoFundMe page called "Tips for Lenin Standing Up To A San Diego Karen". "It just goes to show you there are a lot of good people out there and that outweighs the bad", Cowan told a San Diego news outlet. He said he had been trying to explain the store's mask policy and offer a way to still serve her just as Gilles reacted to him by cursing, calling other customers "sheep" and leaving.

And while the initial goal of the page was to raise about $1,000, thousands have donated close to $90,000 for Lenin for standing up to do the right thing.

"I thought that was going to be the end of it", Gutierrez said in his video.

"I was perplexed and honored to receive so much support and love when I was in $ 1,000. The fact that now it went in excess of $65,000, I really don't know how to truly vocalize how grateful and blessed I feel with this possibility anyone has presented me".

The silver lining has been the unexpected but "amazing" outpouring of support, he said, which will help him pursue his dream of becoming a dancer and sharing the art form with others.

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This was exactly what happened in a Starbucks store in San Diego recently.

The coronavirus pandemic is raging and shows no signs of abating: cases all across the world have seen a steady, and on some days, even a significant increase. The coronavirus primarily spreads via droplets when an infected person coughs, speaks, or sneezes, and research has found that masks help to curb the spread of the disease.

But some argue that the act of carrying a mask is political, and that donning one infringes on their civil liberties.

NBC 7 in San Diego reported face coverings are mandatory inside businesses in San Diego County.

"We can't expect law enforcement to make sure every person is wearing a face covering".

Tips for a Clairemont Starbucks barista are pouring in on GoFundMe after he shared the cafe's mask-wearing policy with a woman lacking a face covering who later tried to shame him in a Facebook post Monday.

According to Starbucks, many locations - depending on local mandates - allow customers who aren't wearing masks to order at the drive-thru or use mobile order and pay to pick up their order at the front door. They can also order delivery.

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