Just as in many other parts of the country, bars and restaurants in Lincoln, Nebraska, are struggling under these new and unusual circumstances.
Nick Tarlowski wanted to help local businesses -- and he wanted to invite others to help as well -- so he started a $100 tab at different places around town, calling his effort “Give and Let Live.”
All customers could show up and accept the $100 -- or pay it forward to help out the next person. Sure enough -- most customers paid the bill forward, with the tabs rising to hundreds of dollars for the next customers to take advantage of.
The goal now is to raise $5,000 by Christmas. Amazingly, there are already tabs worth $3,200 going at different restaurants, so that big goal is within reach -- and might even be exceeded before all this is over. (Lincoln Journal Star)