With restaurants taking a beating the past two months, something good just had to come their way. For Havana's Cuban Cuisine in Cooper City, that good thing came in the form of over a generous tip from a former NFL player. Chad Johnson tipped a Florida waiter $1,000 on Monday, May 18.\n"Proverbs 11:25," Johnson wrote in his caption, which says, "a generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed."\nAlthough the total of his meal cost him $37.40, he left a tip along with a personal message that read, "congrats on re-opening, sorry about the pandemic, hope this helps. 'I love you.'"\nJohnson's tweet quickly went viral, with over 23,000 likes and over 2,200 retweets, showing that people are hungry for heartwarming stories.\nPlenty of folks chimed in on his gesture, including the restaurant where Chad Johnson dined last night. They responded on their Facebook page, thanking him for his patronage and generosity to their employees.\nWe would like to thank Chad “Ocho Cinco”Johnson for his continued patronage. We greatly appreciate your generosity to...Posted by Havana's Cuban Cuisine on Monday, May 18, 2020\nFrom fellow servers to regular Twitter users, many were pleasantly surprised by his move to help out waiters.\nAllyssa Grausso, a fellow server, tweeted that she wouldn't believe her eyes if she saw the check.\nWow! Thats soo generous of you! I am a server and i would probably 💩 myself if i ever got a tip like this! Lmao Especially right now with a nj unemployment claim that is not payable at this time. Times are tough and that was probably such a blessing for that person! Way to go!— Allyssa Grausso (@AllyssaGrausso) May 18, 2020\nMeanwhile, Matt, a bartender who also returned to work on May 18, wanted to give Johnson a thank you for his generosity. While a bartender who is still currently laid off commented that Johnson's gesture was changing people's lives.\nAs a bartender returning to work for the first time in 2 months today I say Thank You for your generosity.— matt (@mastin337) May 18, 2020\nI see you Chad. I love you. Changing people's lives. That would change mine right now and I'm a laid off bartender so I respect it so much. Much love bro.— One Love. (@WilliamsonSAW) May 18, 2020\nThis isn't the first time Johnson has left a large tip. In 2018, he posted on Twitter a picture of his check where he left a $300 tip for the server.\nMood all 2018 ®️ pic.twitter.com/dQ05CGoXZC— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) January 3, 2018\nWhile restaurants across Florida are now open at a 50% capacity, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic left many restaurant staff unemployed or furloughed. Johnson's act of generosity was a welcomed gesture to help the lives of these struggling workers.