COOPER CITY (CBSMiami/AP) — A waiter at a popular Cooper City restaurant received a hefty tip from former NFL star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson who was grateful they had reopened.

When Johnson dined at Havana’s Cuban Cuisine his tab came to $37. When it came time to pay the bill, he left a $1,000 tip.

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“Congrats on re-opening, sorry about the pandemic, hope this helps. I LOVE YOU,” Johnson wrote Monday on his check. He also tweeted a photo of the receipt with the caption “Proverbs 11:25,” a bible verse that states “a generous person will prosper, whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

The restaurant also shared a photo of Johnson’s receipt on Facebook to thank the former NFL wide receiver for his “continued patronage” and generosity to their employees during “these most difficult times.”

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Restaurants in Broward County were allowed to reopen dine-in service Monday with 25% limited indoor capacity, about two months after they closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants with outdoor seating would have to keep tables 6 feet apart.

Other restaurants and retail shops in Florida started opening earlier this month after Gov. Ron DeSantis loosened some restrictions under the stay-at-home order.

Johnson spent most of his NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals, played one year with the New England Patriots, and participated in a training camp with the Miami Dolphins before he was cut from the team.

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