Waitress Pays For Officers' Meals After Funeral

| by Zara Zhi
Jessica the waitress and the note she left for officersJessica the waitress and the note she left for officers

An Ohio waitress paid for police officers' meals after finding out the team had just come from a funeral.

A group of Columbus police officers went to a Red Robin in Polaris to grab a bite to eat following the funeral of SWAT officer Steven Smith. But their entire meal was free thanks to a generous server named Jessica, according to WCMH.

She wrote them a note on the back of their receipt saying:

"Officers, your bill is on me today. I can’t imagine the day you all have had, let alone what you go through every day. I hope your days get better. So much respect. #WeSeeYou #PoliceLivesMatter #RIPOfficerSmith."

The note was shared on the Facebook page Ohio Going Blue on April 20. “We are a community effort to support Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders across Ohio. We are the citizens they serve and protect,” says the page.

According to a picture of the receipt, the bill amounted to more than $120.

In 2013, Ruby Tuesday waitress and single mother, Sarah Hoidahl, paid for National Guard members’ lunch out of her own pocket. The Concord, New Hampshire, mom also left a touching note. The entire lunch cost $30, according to the Huffington Post.

The kind act was shared on both the Ruby Tuesday and New Hampshire National Guard Facebook pages. “If the government will not take care of our military, it restores my faith in humanity when someone steps up and does what she can,” wrote a Facebook user.

Sources: WCMH, Facebook, Huffington Post / Photo credit: Ohio Going Blue/Facebook

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