Her generous act resulted in an outpouring of love.
After 12 grueling hours on the job fighting a warehouse fire, New Jersey firefighters Paul Hullings and Tim Young visited a local coffee shop for a strong cup of joe. “As they walked in they said, ‘I need the biggest cup of coffee that you have,’” their server, Liz Woodward, said. “I knew they had a day!” After their meal, Woodward returned not with a bill, but with this display of gratitude:
Young was so touched by the kindness of the server that he wrote about it on Facebook. “Such a selfless and kind act. I definitely urge my friends to make a trip out and support the business, and if Liz happens to be your waitress, tip big.” But that’s just the beginning of things. The firefighters learned that Woodward’s father had been a paraplegic for five years, and the family had set up a donations page to help them afford a specialized van for him.
The firemen took to Facebook again, saying, “Turns out, the young lady who gave us a free meal is really the one that could use the help.” After news spread of the GoFundMe page, anonymous donations poured in, raising over $83,000. Woodward can’t believe her good fortune. “It has spread across the world and I’m at a loss for words.”
(H/T ABC News)