Customers have been airing their support for a Virginia waitress who received a message on a bill which read:
Great service don't tip black people.
The waitress, Kelly Carter, served the two customers in their mid-twenties, who spent $30.52 (£25) on food.
My arms are still opened to them.
[The customer] didn't hurt me. He only hurt himself. He only makes me stronger.
Just me serving them will let them know they did not get the best of me. And I truly mean that.
She has since said she would recognise them if they returned and would be happy to serve them.
The owner of Anita's New Mexico Style Cafe, Tommy Tellex, said the response from the community since the incident has occurred on Saturday had been phenomenal:
She has a following. Her philosophy for customer service is way beyond the norm, and we're really happy to have her.
He also said he supported her wish to serve the pair again.
Two wrongs don't make a right.
Since the story was publicised on social media, campaigns have reacted with sympathy.
A page was set up on crowdfunding website YouCaring, to give Kelly her tip back.
The page has raised $2,808 (£2,300) at the time of writing.
Nicely done, internet.