A waitress from Des Moines, Iowa received a note honoring one of the town’s fallen police officers who died in a car accident last weekend.
Brittany Kay Johnson started her shift at Legends in Pleasant Hill on March 28 and assumed it would be like any other night -- she had no clue of the surprise awaiting her.
“I served a table of ladies tonight who ordered this drink, along with other food and drinks, and left this note…with the full glass still sitting there,” Johnson wrote in a Facebook post that showed the note and the full glass of beer.
The note read: “Please leave all night in memory of our fallen sister. R.I.P. Susan Farrell. DMPD #5184. Love, Amber, Nikki and Trish.”
Johnson said the three ladies were “extremely nice” the entire time they were at the eatery and that she had “no clue” they intended to leave the drink or note, reports the Des Moines Register. The post had been shared more than 4,200 times as of March 29.
Johnson wrote in a Facebook message:
Amber, who came in first, ordered it and told me it was for a friend. She later told me the friend wasn't going to make it to dinner, so I offered to take the drink off of the bill since no one drank it, but she told me she was going to pay for it and there was no need to take it off the bill. She asked me for a piece of paper, (but) still it didn't become apparent to me that they were going to do what they did.
The waitress said she left the glass and the note out all night and asked the other severs and hosts to “make sure it wasn’t touched.” Johnson went so far as to put a “reserved” sign on the table to guarantee the tribute wasn’t removed.
“I’m glad I could serve these ladies during their time of loss and serve their friend one last drink,” Johnson wrote on Facebook.