You commonly see heartfelt stories of individuals paying it forward to unsuspecting patrons in restaurants. However, when a waitress footed the bill for two tired, hardworking firefighters in Delran, New Jersey, she never suspected that they would pay the favor back—and then some.
You commonly see heartfelt stories of individuals paying it forward to unsuspecting patrons in restaurants. However, when a waitress footed the bill for two tired, hardworking firefighters in Delran, New Jersey, she never suspected that they would pay the favor back—and then some. Paul Hullings and Tim Young were so taken aback that their waitress, Liz Woodward, was grateful for their daily sacrifices, that they posted a note she left them on Facebook.
After the post went viral, the two firefighters learned that Liz, the waitress, was eagerly fundraising to purchase her quadriplegic father a wheelchair-accessible van. The firefighters, impressed by the waitress’s selfless act that night in the diner, decided to bring awareness to her fundraising efforts and appealed to their online friends and family members to contribute to Woodward’s father’s fund.
Before long, Hullings and Young had helped round up nearly $60,000 and their own personal donations to assist the young waitress’ fund for her father, according to an article on GodVine. The power of an online post reached thousands of Facebook members, and the donations continued to pour in after the firefighters shared Woodward’s story, the GoFundMe account for her father, and details about her selfless act of buying them dinner at Route 130 Diner in Delnar when they were tired from fighting a fire for 12 hours earlier in the evening.
Romans 12:10 encourages people to love one another and outdo each other in showing honor. Firefighters Hullings and Young took this passage to heart when they demonstrated care and compassion for a waitress who had gone above and beyond to show kindness. Showing kindness with continued kindness can help to make the world a better place. You can make a difference, Woodward told ABC News. The opportunities are everywhere, she said.SKM: below-content placeholder