A group of police officers paid the restaurant bill for a man and woman who didn’t want to sit near them, last weekend.
The random act of kindness occurred at an eatery in Homestead, Pennsylvania. According to the officers, a couple did not want to sit near the group of officers.
“A table goes to sit down and the guy looks over at one of the police officers and was like, ‘Nah I don’t want to sit here.’ So they got moved completely opposite, away from the police officers,” restaurant server Jesse Meyers told WTAE.
“I looked over and said, ‘It’s okay sir. You won’t have to worry about it, we won’t hurt you,” Officer Chuck Thomas said. “He looked at me hard again and said he’s not sitting here and walked away.”
That’s when the officers got the idea of paying for the bill instead.
“Essentially the whole goal of it was to let him know that we’re not here to hurt you, we’re not here for that,” Officer Thomas said.
“We’re here for you. We work for the public. And we just want to better the relationship between the community and the police,” he added.
The bill was totaled to $28.50 with a $10 tip. One of the officer’s then wrote a message on the bill saying: “Sir, your check was paid for by the police officers that you didn’t want to sit next to. Thank you for your support. I left a $10.00 tip too.”
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