New Jersey Waitress Picks Up Tab For Firefighter At Diner

| by Sean Kelly

A firefighter in New Jersey was stunned when a waitress at the diner he visited after work picked up his tab.

Firefighter Paul Hullings was at Route 130 Diner in Delran, New Jersey, with a friend when he encountered waitress Liz Woodward, ABC 6 reported. Hullings and his fellow firefighters had just spent the day putting out a massive fire at a warehouse in North Brunswick, and Woodward decided to do something to say thank you for the work he did.

As Hullings was leaving, he noticed that his bill had been paid.  

“Your breakfast is on me today. Thank you all that you do, for serving us and for running into the places everyone runs away from. No matter your role, you are corageous, brave and strong.,” a note written by Woodward read. 

“Thank you for being bold everyday," the note added. "Fueled by fire and driven by courage - what an example you are. Get some rest!"

“I know it's been remarked as this extraordinary act," Woodward told ABC 6. "It's small. It's a little gesture.". 

The generous waitress is reportedly attempting to acquire a wheelchair accessible van for her father, who had a brain aneurysm five years ago that paralyzed him. A GoFundMe page was launched and raised $30,000, but the wheelchair could cost as much as $80,000. 

Hullings said he’s determined to help out and return the favor to Woodward.

“If we have to do a fundraiser. We'll do whatever we can to help,” he said. 

“I don't even know what to say to that. That's incredible - what a way to wake up today,” Woodward said in response to Hullings’ offer. “I had no idea today was going to go like this.”

Sources: My Fox Philly, 6 ABC

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