Mystery customer leaves big gift for Pigeon Forge arcade employe

Mystery customer leaves big gift for Pigeon Forge arcade employees

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A mystery customer left gift cards for each employee totaling about $2,000, or $100 for each employee. A mystery customer left gift cards for each employee totaling about $2,000, or $100 for each employee.
An anonymous stranger gave the very unexpected gift to the employees of Arcade City at The Island in Pigeon Forge for what he says was simply doing their jobs well. An anonymous stranger gave the very unexpected gift to the employees of Arcade City at The Island in Pigeon Forge for what he says was simply doing their jobs well.
Twenty employees at Arcade City who were just doing their jobs got a very surprising thank you. Twenty employees at Arcade City who were just doing their jobs got a very surprising thank you.
One thing stuck out: the gift came without a name. That means no one to thank in return. One thing stuck out: the gift came without a name. That means no one to thank in return.
By WHITNEY GOOD
6 News Reporter

PIGEON FORGE (WATE) - Employees at a Pigeon Forge attraction recently got a gift they never saw coming.

A mystery customer left gift cards for each employee totaling about $2,000, or $100 for each employee.

An anonymous stranger gave the very unexpected gift to the employees of Arcade City at The Island in Pigeon Forge for what he says was simply doing their jobs well.

"It's nice to know that there's still a lot of kindness and thoughtfulness in the world," said Steve Haney, General Manager at Arcade City.

It came out of the blue.

"I got a call from one of our partners that said, 'J.D., you're not going to believe what just happened,' and I'm like, 'Try me. Let me try it on,'" said J.D. Kyle, Vice President of Operations.

Twenty employees at Arcade City who were just doing their jobs got a very surprising thank you.

"I said, 'What is it?' and she said, 'It's a $100 gift card,'" said employee Barbara Press.

The gifts came first as shock followed by gratitude.

"He said he wanted to make sure that our employees knew it and wanted to say thank you by giving them those gift cards, so it was really exciting," said Kyle.

"Isn't that awful nice of someone to give you something that you know he maybe didn't have it, but he gave it anyway," said Press.

One thing stuck out: the gift came without a name. That means no one to thank in return.

"Knowing that people still have good hearts and stuff like that nowadays, that's good," said employee Tiffany Ogle.

"The fact that he wanted to remain anonymous, it lets me know that there are still great people on the planet, you know and we need to get more guys like him, not for his money but for his heart," said Kyle.

It was a gift for a job well done that adds up to so much more than dollars.
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