Waitress About To Take Maternity Leave Shocked To Read Message From Quiet Policeman
The quiet cop left her a thoughtful message as well as a $100 tip.
Courtney English was working a shift as a waitress at the Lamp Post Diner in Clementon, New Jersey and she couldn’t contain her excitement. Soon, the 23-year-old would get to meet her firstborn, Kayleigh.
Meanwhile, a Voorhees Township police officer who stopped in for a salad and a glass of water overheard English joyously talking about welcoming her first baby.
The cop was a new father himself and left her a note on the bill: “Enjoy your first. You will never forget it.”
Along with the note, he left a $100 tip.
“He must have overheard my conversation with other customers when I told them that it was my first baby and that I was going out of work soon,” English told The New York Post.
“One of the cashiers told me he left me $100 and I started crying,” she added. “He had already left at that point.”
He made the waitress cry
English immediately called her dad, Brian Cadigan, who was elated for his daughter and decided to write a Facebook post about it with a photo of the receipt.
“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, this will be her first child and she is so excited, she is always cheerful at work, so she has alot of regulars, but this was not one of them,” Cadigan wrote.
“Yesterday she was working the lunch shift when a Voorhees Twp police officer came in, he was pleasant, and had his lunch by himself, and asked for the check. My daughter gave him his check, and moved on to wait other tables, the officer went to the cashier and paid his bill, and left a note on the bill for my Daughter, this officer, who I am sure works his butt off for his paycheck 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, 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.”
The quiet cop’s kind gesture went viral, accumulating thousands of shares and being covered in the media.
Do something kind
Becoming a parent is easily the biggest life transition—and while it can be wildly exciting, having a little kid to take care of can be a lot of responsibility, too. And let’s not even mention how much parenting costs.
This quiet new dad at the restaurant knew that well. So, he gave this mom a little baby shower gift. And what makes it so special was that he didn’t ask for congratulations or credit—he just did something kind because it’s the right thing to do.
Kind gestures like this can clearly make someone’s day, if not their year, so what are you waiting for? Do something kind today for someone who needs it.
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