Three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, stopped in to have some sushi rolls for lunch on Sept. 3 at Ichiban Sushi Bar & Japanese Grill. They received a pleasant surprise when they grabbed the check.
The officers’ waitress, Crystal Gordon, bought their lunch, Officer.com reported.
"Thank you for what y'all do for us every day. Have a safe and bless day," she wrote on the receipt. "I thought the least I could do is buy lunch.”
The officers, Brandon Blust, Dustin Conde and Fred Thorton, posted about it on Facebook. A photo of the receipt has since gone viral, garnering nearly 48,000 likes.
“When we thanked her she broke down in tears and told us how sad she was because of how people have been targeting police,” Blust wrote on Facebook. “We all couldn't stop from sharing this emotional moment and how much we appreciate the great people of this city.”
Gordon saw the photo of the receipt on Facebook and seemed shocked by the positive reaction.
“So many people have done things for me and it's only right for me to do the same for others. I was told ‘you don't need to pay us back, just pay it forward.’ And that's all I did here,” she wrote in a comment.
Photo Credit: Baton Rouge Police Department/Facebook