Omaha Waiter Graciously Thanks Jason Derulo For “Heart-Stopping” $5,000 Tip: “I Can’t Thank You Enough”

“You just paid for a semester at my college. I can’t thank you enough,” the Omaha waiter shared.

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Maren Angus-Coombs was raised in Nashville and grew up around music television production. Her late father, Steve, owned a fleet of mobile production trucks, directed music videos and produced various live music shows. Music is somewhat of a family business, Her grandfather, Allan Angus, directed “The Johnny Cash Show.” Angus-Coombs has served as an audio assistant on several CMA Awards and CMA Fest productions. She’s also a sports writer and currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and stepdaughter.

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Posted on March 19, 2023

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Jason Derulo Tips Omaha Waiter $5,000; Photo Courtesy of TikTok

A college student waiting tables in Omaha got the surprise of a lifetime when Jason Derulo tipped him $5,000 on a nearly $800 bill.

Jordan Schaffer, who works at Charleston’s Restaurant, posted a TikTok video thanking the pop star for his act of kindness.

His caption reads, “Serving @jasonderulo and his family is something I’ll never forget I cannot say thank you enough.”

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Serving @jasonderulo and his family is something I’ll never forget I cannot say thank you enough

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Schaffer can be heard thanking Derulo in the video, “Wow, my heart’s beating really fast.”

Later, he says directly to the camera, “Hey Jason, thank you. You just paid for a semester at my college. I can’t thank you enough. I hope you and your family have a wonderful time in Omaha and I hope you see us again. Thank you so much.”

The Omaha Waiter Admits He Was Shocked By Derulo’s Generosity

Schaffer was given a heads-up while working his usual Sunday shift. He was told he had a party of 18 coming in but he didn’t know it was Derulo.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Schaffer told Omaha news outlet KETV. “Like, seeing $5,000 written on the check was just — it was, like, heart-stopping, you know.”

Schaffer split the tip with his coworkers who helped serve the party.

“It went as perfect as it could have,” he said. “Charleston’s is really into teamwork, so my coworkers really just kind of helped me make his experience as perfect as it could’ve been.”

Derulo responded to Schaffer’s video by reposting it o this own account and said, “Blessed to be a blessing,” in the caption.

Schaffer used the money to pay off his semester of college. Ironically enough, he had just been hit with a $50 late fee the week before.

Jason Derulo Tips Omaha Waiter $5,000; Photo Courtesy of TikTok
Jason Derulo Tips Omaha Waiter $5,000; Photo Courtesy of TikTok

Jason Derulo Recently Purchased a Stake In Omaha’s Pro Volleyball Team

Good news for Schaffer because Derulo is expected to be spending more time in the city after he purchased a stake in Omaha’s professional volleyball team. 

He and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow have invested in the newly-formed REAL Pro Volleyball league that is launching in February 2024 across North America.

“I’m excited because volleyball is on a crazy trajectory, it’s on the way up,” Derulo told TMZ Sports. “And to be a small part in what these ladies have created is pretty incredible to me.

“I think it’s gonna change sports former,” he continued. “Not just women’s sports, but sports, because women’s volleyball is actually leading. It’s not the guys this that are leading. So, I’d like for REAL Pro Volleyball to be the platform that just changes women’s sports forever.”

There is no shortage of women’s volleyball in the Cornhusker state. Since 2013, the University of Nebraska has led the nation in attendance and will be looking to set a new NCAA record in attendance when the collegiate program hosts an exhibition game outside at the school’s Memorial Stadium in August.

The school is expecting a full football crowd for the event.

The singer recently appeared on an episode of NBC’s That’s My Jam with host Jimmy Fallon. He sang Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” with Nicole Scherzinger. They also sang it so well that their opponents Julia Michaels and Kelsea Ballerini got sprayed with water during the “Say It Don’t Spray It” segment.

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Maren Angus-Coombs was raised in Nashville and grew up around music television production. Her late father, Steve, owned a fleet of mobile production trucks, directed music videos and produced various live music shows. Music is somewhat of a family business, Her grandfather, Allan Angus, directed “The Johnny Cash Show.” Angus-Coombs has served as an audio assistant on several CMA Awards and CMA Fest productions. She’s also a sports writer and currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and stepdaughter.

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