Sometimes people do such things that touch our heart, their kind act shows how sweet they are. Recently, a South Jersey cop opened his heart, and his wallet, to a pregnant waitress whom he heard telling other diners about the upcoming birth of her first child, leaving her a $100 tip on his $8.75 check.
Brian Cadigan, of Sewell, N.J., shared the story on Facebook over the weekend, posting a photograph of the extraordinary receipt that was reportedly issued at the Lamp Post Diner in Gloucester Township, on Friday, Feb. 15, at 12:39 p.m.
Cadigan said the officer, who wanted to remain anonymous, according to a Fox News report, left the $100 tip on a $9 check and capped the touching gesture off with a note, “Enjoy your first, you will never forget it.”
Cadigan wrote in the post, “You always hear about how bad the police are, how they treated you like dirt, how they are on a power trip.”
“Yes I am sure there are some bad apples,” the waitress’s father continued, “but most of them are just doing their jobs, they deal with the worst of society every day and have to keep going back [every day] and deal with it all over again.”
Cadigan then praised the police for the things they do that “most people will never know about” before describing his daughter’s encounter with the police officer.
“My daughter is a waitress at a local diner, she is also 7 months pregnant and working still to save as much money as she can,” Cadigan wrote, adding that she “was working the lunch shift when a Voorhees Twp police officer came in, he was pleasant, and had his lunch by himself.”
After finishing his meal, the police officer signed the bill, Cadigan wrote, and “left her a $100 tip on a $9.00 ticket and the note simply said ‘Enjoy your first, you will never forget it.’”
“What a wonderful person to not only leave a VERY generous tip but a lovely message,” he wrote. “I don’t know you [Mr.] Police Officer, but you made my little girl cry, and made her year.
Thank you, I always had the utmost respect for Officers, but you went above and beyond not just an officer, but a beautiful human being. God Bless.”
“We love our police officers, and they are always cast in a bad light, sometimes justifiably,” he told Fox News. “I’m just glad that people see that they are real live human beings behind the badge, and strive to do good.”
The post received a flurry of comments from Facebook users.
“God Bless You,” wrote one person, “and thank you for your big heart and your service for us.🙏❤️”
Meanwhile, diner owner Nick Hionas said the story proves that there is “faith left in humanity.”
“It’s absolutely amazing,” he told The Post on Monday. “The officer just had a baby and he said it was the most glorious day of his life and how he’ll never forget it.”
Hionas, 39, described English as a “happy-go-lucky, sweet girl who goes above and beyond.”
“Good things come to those who have that type of disposition,” he added about the mom-to-be.
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