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Restaurant Ridicules Teen on Social Media for Paying With Coins

Beer 88 posted a picture of the coins on Facebook saying, "We’ll just caption this… 'How NOT to pay at a restaurant'

July 19, 2018 - 4:24 pm
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A Virginia restaurant shamed a teen on Facebook after he paid for his bill in coins.

17-year-old Cohen Naulty went to Beer 88 restaurant in Lynchburg, Va., with some friends. He wanted to pick up the entire tab, but only had a $20 bill. Naulty paid the rest of the $45 bill in quarters that he got from tips working at a different restaurant. 

Beer 88 posted a picture of the coins on Facebook saying, "We’ll just caption this… 'How NOT to pay at a restaurant', cause that’s the nicest thing to say about this ridiculousness. #wearebeer88notcoinstar #anybodyneedchange #nohometraining #atleasttheyleftatip #workingwiththepublic.

People were on both sides of the post. Many criticized the restaurant, with one person commenting, "money is money and a restaurant shouldn't shame a customer." Others thought people took it too seriously. The restaurant removed the post.

Naulty started his own Facebook page titled "The Quarter Boy." After commenting that the post caused him to not have a "good day," Naulty came up with an idea. He started a Facebook fundraiser to raise money to surprise others by paying for their meals. He had raised nearly $5,000 as of late Thursday afternoon.