CLEARWATER (CBSMiami/AP) – A kind-hearted couple in the holiday spirit left a waitress a $2,000 tip on Christmas Eve after learning she had just depleted her bank on a car repair.

Lynette Baio said the couple left her a check with the eye-popping amount Tuesday.

Baio has worked at the Speggtacular for five years. Last month, she spent $2,000 on a car repair, and the topic came up in conversation with the couple a few weeks ago. When they returned for dinner Christmas Eve, they left the check as a tip, along with a message that said “Merry Christmas and restore your savings. God bless you.”

“They started to walk out and I picked it up and I was like, ‘What?’ and I started crying and he started crying and she starts crying and it was just totally amazing,” said Baio.

Thanks to the tip, Baio was able to buy gifts for family members and friends.

“It’s a Christmas miracle to me,” Baio said.

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