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12/22/2014 02:53 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Stranger Gives Fast-Food Drive-Thru Worker A $10,000 Coat

A Texas fast-food worker has some fancy new duds today, thanks to a drive-thru customer who handed over her mink coat after the employee complimented her on it.

Whataburger employee Cheryl Semien told local news outlet KTRK that the woman, identified only as "Nadine," pulled up to the drive-thru at the Liberty, Texas, burger joint last Wednesday. Semien praised the coat, and Nadine proceeded to offer it as a gift.

"The lady said that's a beautiful coat and she was so sweet," Nadine, who wishes to remain anonymous, told KTRK of her actions. "So I took it off and handed it to her through the drive-thru window."

The shocked employee eventually overcame her disbelief to accept the coat, said to be worth about $10,000.

"I almost passed out, for real," Semien told ABC News. "She was a perfect stranger, I didn't know this lady from nowhere."

Semien isn't the only restaurant employee to receive a generous, over-the-top tip this holiday season.

Earlier this month, a couple in Missouri bought a Cracker Barrel waitress a new car after seeing the dilapidated old vehicle she'd been using to get around.

In an email to The Huffington Post, Cindi Grady, the waitress, said she was totally surprised by the gift, then promised to pay it forward.

"God says we are supposed to love one another and help each other out, but I have never experienced that love from total strangers," she wrote. "I hope someday to 'pay it forward' and maybe I can show someone else, who is feeling all alone, what it's like to feel a stranger's love."

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