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NYC Waiter Confirms Identity of ‘Tips for Jesus’ Do-Gooder

TipsforJesusIt makes sense that the person responsible for the Instagram account Tips for Jesus used to be involved with PayPal. Because when you strip down the gargantuan restaurant gratuity initiative to its simplest elements, it’s just another payment-flow mechanism.

After the mysterious big tipper recently hit Manhattan, and as first sussed out by Valleywag’s Sam Biddle, the New York Post appears to have let the cat completely out of the bag:

The generous restaurant-goer left one lucky server at NoMad in the Flatiron District a $7,000 tip over the weekend, while another at The Smith near Lincoln Center got $3,500 and a waiter at Bo’s Kitchen in Chelsea raked in $1,000.

Bo’s waiter Aruj Dhawan told The Post that his big tipper was eccentric former PayPal vice president Jack Selby, who’d been rumored to be behind the random acts of kindness.

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Daily News Talks to PayPal ‘Quadrillionaire’

The headline for Michael Walsh’s NYDN item uses the word “glitch.” But that’s not quite right.

A glitch is forgetting to include a decimal point and leaving the lunch waitress a $920 tip instead of $9.20. Logging into PayPal to find 92 quadrillion cruelly subtracted is more like a mega-glitch, a glitchasaurus, an OG (Original Glitch).

Freelance journalists currently checking their PayPal accounts for an expected payment will get a chuckle out of the hometown of 56-year-old five-comma goof recipient Christopher Reynolds. The Media, PA resident – who owns and operates PR firm Reynolds Ink with his wife Jennifer – told the paper he discovered the mistake last Friday:

“It was more funny than elating.” After receiving an email notification, Reynolds logged onto his PayPal account to find that the online-money transfer had been annulled, lowering his balance from $92,233,720,368,547,800 to $0.

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MySpace and PayPal: Give Money To The Cheerleader, Save The World (Or At Least The Whales)

m_14e1acb9f34fa6e359c4943f033d7c06.jpg MySpace and PayPal have teamed up to create “donation widgets” that will allow the same people who hit your page up for drunken pictures of your ‘neathage to contribute to Breast Cancer Research funds. Or something like that.

To inspire the masses, MySpace and PayPal have enlisted a coterie of young things: Hayden Panettiere, The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Hilary Duff and Vanessa Hudgens.

All these stars have installed the widgets on their pages — and are helping to promote a contest that includes weekly prizes and $20,000 in cash.

So now you don’t have to feel completely dirty about perusing the pages of underage stars.

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