Jason Derulo Left A Massive Tip For His Server & Covered A Huge Chunk Of The Guy's Tuition

"I’ll be telling this crazy story the rest of my life."

Associate Editor, Global
Jason Derulo. Right: The server showing the bill in his TikTok video.

Jason Derulo. Right: The server showing the bill in his TikTok video.

A server in Nebraska is thanking singer-songwriter Jason Derulo after the musician left him a massive tip that is sure to help with his college fund.

Jordan Schaffer posted a TikTok video showing Derulo sitting at a restaurant with his family and then thanked the musician for his generosity, which involved leaving enough cash to cover Schaffer's entire semester at college.

In the video, Derulo is seen sitting at the table with his family at Charleston's Restaurant in Omaha on March 5.

Schaffer then reveals that he got a $5,000 tip from the singer.

"Wow, my heart's beating really fast," Schaffer is heard saying in the video before it switches to a shot of Derulo saying, "You guys are really awesome, man."

The server then personally thanks Derulo.

"Hey Jason thank you. You just paid for a semester at my college. I can't say thank you enough," Schaffer says in his video.

"I hope you and your family have a wonderful time in Omaha and I hope you see us again."

Schaffer told Narcity that he and his coworker were at a loss for words over the entire scenario that happened.

"Jason and those with him were some of the most polite people I’ve had the chance to serve, it was all around an amazing experience even without the tip," he said.


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

Schaffer says Derulo came to the restaurant with his business partner and their families.

"They were in town because Jason and his business partner bought a women’s volleyball team that will be a part of a national league and the teams going to be based out of Omaha," he said.

Derulo confirmed the news about the purchase in an Instagram post a few weeks ago.

Schaffer, who is studying software engineering at the University of Nebraska, also expressed what it means to him to be able to use the tip he received from the musician towards his education.

"Having Jason help with my school cost for this semester has really taken a lot of stress of my shoulders," he explained.

"My tuition for this semester was due February 23rd and I still hadn’t paid it but because of his generosity I was able to get it all done last week."

The story doesn't end there because Derulo not only saw Schaffer's TikTok video, but he also left a reply.

"You seem like a great person. Thank you for taking such great care of our fam. Keep spreading the love bro," the singer wrote in the comments.

"Thanks man I’ll be telling this crazy story the rest of my life," Schaffer wrote back.

Derulo also re-posted the video on his own TikTok page showing his reaction to it.

"Blessed to be a blessing," he captioned it.

People who watched the video have been loving the generosity and the heartwarming moment caught on camera.

"This story made a lot of people's day just by seeing the kindness and generosity," one person commented on Schaffer's video.

"As a server I know just how much this meant to you!!! What a great guy!!!" another person wrote.

"@jasonderulo - that’s amazing!!!! Love you even more than I did before!!" one TikToker expressed in their comment.

Schaffer says it's been a "weird experience" having the story gain as much attention as it has, but overall he's feeling grateful.

"I worked last night and had ten tables stop me to talk about it and then more were asking their servers if it was me," he told Narcity.

"I can’t believe everything that has happened though and I feel extremely lucky to be in this position."

Asymina Kantorowicz
Associate Editor, Global
Asymina Kantorowicz is an Associate Editor for Narcity’s Global Desk focused on celebrity and health news and is based in Victoria, British Columbia.