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'Don't tip immigrants!' New Jersey couple leaves racist note on receipt for American-born server after hearing her speak Spanish to a co-worker

A New Jersey couple left behind a racist note saying they 'Don't tip immigrants!' after hearing an American waitress speak Spanish.  
Lorena Bossi said the couple had been 'so friendly and kind' as she served their table at Under the Moon Cafe in Bordentown on Thursday night. 
'You could tell they loved the experience, the man even called me "sweet" and said "my suggestion was great,"' she wrote on Facebook about the incident. 
So Bossi was shocked to find, at the end of the night, that the couple had left a note on the back of her receipt. 
A New Jersey couple left behind a racist note saying they 'Don't tip immigrants!' after hearing American waitress Lorena Bossi speak Spanish
A New Jersey couple left behind a racist note saying they 'Don't tip immigrants!' after hearing American waitress Lorena Bossi speak Spanish
Bossi (pictured) said the couple had been 'so friendly and kind' as she served their table at Under the Moon in on Thursday night, so she was shocked when she saw the note
Bossi (pictured) said the couple had been 'so friendly and kind' as she served their table at Under the Moon in on Thursday night, so she was shocked when she saw the note
'DON'T TIP IMMIGRANTS!!!' it shouted in big black letters. The word immigrants was underlined five times, and they had added three exclamation points for emphasis. 
'I spoke to a coworker in Spanish at one point and the end result is me getting to read the back of the receipt,' Bossi, who was born in the US, wrote. 
'I could't help but be sad, especially because this is my line of work and I rely on tips.' 
'I'm sure they will be back and I will be just as kind to them as I was tonight because I don't have hate in my heart,' she added. 'Spread love people! And don't be ignorant.' 
Bossi signed the Facebook post with 'Sincerely, a proud Latina American.'   
Santiago Orosco, the owner of the restaurant, also wrote about the incident on Facebook and said the couple were in their 'mid-to-late forties', shared a slice of cake, and had 'raved about the food, the decor, and the service'. 
Bossi said she believes the couple left the note behind because they heard her speak Spanish to a co-worker
Bossi said she believes the couple left the note behind because they heard her speak Spanish to a co-worker
Bossi was born in the US and is multilingual. Her family emigrated from Uruguay decades ago
Bossi was born in the US and is multilingual. Her family emigrated from Uruguay decades ago
'Upon arrival, they seemed very excited about dining at Under the Moon, complimenting the ambiance, as well as all the recommendations that our server had made,' he wrote.   
'At the end of service, our server grabbed the check from the table, told the customers good night, and thanked them as they were leaving.' 
It was only when Bossi was closing out for the evening and going through the sales receipts that she realized the customers had left a note on the back of their bill. 
The couple were true to their word - they did not leave a tip behind. 
Orosco said he cannot find the couple because they paid in cash, which he called a 'cowardly move'.  
'I can only assume that they heard our American multilingual server speak Spanish to another employee,' Orosco wrote. 
'Your server, who helped create an excellent experience for you, who you discriminated against with written ignorance and no tip, is not an immigrant.' 
Santiago Orosco, the owner of the restaurant Under the Moon (pictured), said the couple were in their 'mid-to-late forties' and had 'raved about the food, the decor, and the service'
Santiago Orosco, the owner of the restaurant Under the Moon (pictured), said the couple were in their 'mid-to-late forties' and had 'raved about the food, the decor, and the service'
Orosco (pictured center) said there is no place in his restaurant for 'hatred, bigotry, racism, homophobia, discrimination' and that he doesn't want the couple to come back 
Orosco (pictured center) said there is no place in his restaurant for 'hatred, bigotry, racism, homophobia, discrimination' and that he doesn't want the couple to come back 
'She is of Spanish descent, born in America, and is multilingual. I am utterly shocked at this blatant ignorance.'
Orosco said Bossi's family had emigrated to the US from Uruguay more than three decades ago. 
'There's no home in my restaurant for hatred, bigotry, racism, homophobia, discrimination,' he told NJ.com
'It's ignorance, plain and simple. And a sense of entitlement too. If anyone feels the same way, don't come back.' 
Orosco, who believes racism has gotten worse for Latinos recently, questioned if the couple would have left a similar note at a different restaurant. 
'My thing is, if she went to a Chinese restaurant and people were speaking Chinese, would she have reacted the same way? If people were speaking French or German, would she have left the note?' he asked. 
'My place is supposed to be a loving, cozy restaurant, and my family and I worked our a***s off to get what we have today. We don't need that hatred here.' 
Orosco, who came to the US from Argentina and worked his way up from a dishwasher, describes himself as a 'very proud immigrant' 
Orosco, who came to the US from Argentina and worked his way up from a dishwasher, describes himself as a 'very proud immigrant' 
Orosco, who came to the US from Argentina and worked his way up from a dishwashing position, describes himself as a 'very proud immigrant'. 
He has owned Under the Moon Cafe for the last 13 years and recently opened a second location. 
'We are extremely proud to be part of the community. I came to this wonderful country for a better future, which, with a lot of sacrifice, heartache, pain, and sweat, I have accomplished,' he wrote in the Facebook post. 
'My family has tirelessly worked to create a great life and I owe it to this country and all its opportunity (America has always been great!!!).' 
'Immigration and cultural blending are what created this special country. I truly believe that immigrants are key contributors to our society. Also, I am gay, at Under the Moon we accept all people but not ignorance and discrimination.'  
Orosco said that since posting about the incident, he has received an outpouring of support from the local community. 
'It's to the point of tears to see such a support for me, my family, and the restaurant,' he said. 
'It's overwhelming but reassuring that there's these people out there. There's much nicer people.' 

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