A generous 100 percent tip amount trend
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A generous 100 percent tip amount trend

There’s a new, generous trend in American restaurants as people leave tips that match the cost of the bill.

The “Tip the Bill Challenge” encourages guests to “pay it forward” by leaving 100% of the tip to waiters. While tips are not expected in Australia, US hotel staff rely on them, and the tipping challenge is a hot topic in US restaurants.

Spreading good cheer, social media users are posting photos of restaurant receipts with hefty tips. The banknotes feature handwritten notes reading #tipthebill or #tipthebillchallenge.

“I’m tweeting this for good luck #tipthebillchallenge,” one Twitter user said, posting a photo of her $87.46 bill with a $87.46 tip.

Generous guests leave waiters 100% of the price of the meal in tips as part of the 'Tip the Bill' challenge (pictured)Generous guests leave waiters 100% of the price of the meal in tips as part of the 'Tip the Bill' challenge (pictured)

Generous American diners leave waiters 100% of the price of the meal in tips as part of the “Tip the Bill” challenge (pictured). Source: Twitter/SarahEWallis

Some people up the ante by leaving 500% tips with the hashtag #tipchallengedonebetter.  Source: Twitter/Destiny RoseSome people up the ante by leaving 500% tips with the hashtag #tipchallengedonebetter.  Source: Twitter/Destiny Rose

Some people up the ante by leaving 500% tips with the hashtag #tipchallengedonebetter. Source: Twitter/Destiny Rose

“Thank you for your great service #tipthebill challenge,” said a handwritten note on the receipt.

Some people up the ante by leaving 500% tips. One person tweeted a photo of a $20.48 bill with a $105.48 tip and a handwritten note that read, “#tipchallengedonebetter.”

The challenge is to make waiters smile – one waiter posted a photo of a generous tip of $61.04, saying, “someone gave me a #tipthebill at work today and let me just say it made my day.”

“I was lucky and got it yesterday. Thank you to this wonderful woman for giving this to me!” another waiter said, posting a photo of his $37.70 tip.