Little did these cops expect what was in store for them after having had their meal as usual.
There are people like police officers, emergency workers and first responders who risk their lives every day to protect the community.
No matter the time or how long it takes, they do their best and even work long hours.
After four Louisiana police officers ended a long, tiring shift, they went to their local Outback Steakhouse to have dinner.
But they had no clue of what awaited them after finishing their meal
According to Fox 8, it all happened at the Outback Steak house in Slidell, Louisiana, where four local officers went to have their meal after work.
All things went out as usual, they had their meal served and there was nothing outstanding that night-until the moment got their receipt and a surprise was in store for them.
Zoe Rao, a waitress at the Outback Steak house where the police officers had their meal said:
“They’re the sweetest guys and I enjoy waiting on them.”
Nevertheless what was to follow got lots of attention on social media when the officers entered in the company manager. Arline Wood recognized them as regulars in there.
Waitress Zoe Rao and she shared a plan together.
When the time came for the officers to pay the $67 tab, they couldn’t believe their eyes what was written on the receipt-they immediately understood it was on the house.
The manager and the server didn’t just pick up their tab, but they also left them a note on the ticket to praise them for their service to the community.
On the top it read:” Be safe !” and then went on “Thank y’all for y’all’s service ! Enjoy y’all’s meal on us !” Arline said:” They care about the community. They care about everybody. They’re great guys. Our whole police force is great and these guys at night, I went to Zoe and said, let’s take care of it”
The officers showed their gratitude by leaving a pretty good tip.
Later on, the Slidell Police Department posted an image of the receipt to their Facebook page to pay a tribute to the employees.
The post was soon viral. But Arline and Zoe did not want their heartfelt act to become public. Arline added that publicity was too much to handle.
Wood explained:” I got a phone call early in the morning and I was like what are you talking about ?”
She continued:” People were calling me and then we saw it on Facebook, then it’s on this one and that one and we didn’t do it for this publicity because Lord knows I don’t like all this publicity.”
In the end, maybe there is a good thing which will come out of it. The two employees believe that their act of kindness will urge others to do something as a thank you for those who risk their lives daily to protect us.
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