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chewingthefat

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Random acts of Kindness Fri, 05/24/13 5:51 PM (permalink)
We had 10 firemen from all over the Country here the other night. The National Fire Academy is about 1/8 of a mile away and firemen of all ranks come to it for advanced training, a week or two. They ate, loved it, after they asked for their bill, a Frederick businessman who was eating here too, went over to my Waitress and paid the $230.00 bill, and included a $46.00 tip. He said, I owe it to you guys!!
They then additionally tipped the Waitress $50.00. I was moved by the man's kindness!
Any stories out there along the same line?
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    Re:Random acts of Kindness Fri, 05/24/13 6:26 PM (permalink)
    About a year ago there were two booths full of Army National Guard troopers at the Waffle House I frequent. These guys were recently returned from Afghanistan. A couple of regulars called their waitress over and told her to add T-bone steaks to all their breakfast orders and told her to give them their checks. She was also told to just say breakfast was on the house as a thanks for their service.
     
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      FriedClamFanatic

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      Re:Random acts of Kindness Fri, 05/24/13 11:11 PM (permalink)
      Done it.....more than several.............perhaps even qualified as "many"  a time.......Different types of folks, ages, occupations.  Sometime anonymously. One of those sweet little joys of life I can afford to do and hopefully made their day.
       
       
      Then there was the time 4 co-workers were drinking at the other end of the large watering hole when I sent over a Giant mug of beer with 4 straws
       
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        morningglory

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        • Location: Sacramento, CA
        Re:Random acts of Kindness Sat, 05/25/13 1:34 AM (permalink)
        OMG This awesome


        We had 10 firemen from all over the Country here the other night. The National Fire Academy is about 1/8 of a mile away and firemen of all ranks come to it for advanced training, a week or two. They ate, loved it, after they asked for their bill, a Frederick businessman who was eating here too, went over to my Waitress and paid the $230.00 bill, and included a $46.00 tip. He said, I owe it to you guys!!
        They then additionally tipped the Waitress $50.00. I was moved by the man's kindness!
        Any stories out there along the same line?


         
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          Michigander

          Re:Random acts of Kindness Mon, 06/3/13 3:58 PM (permalink)
          My wife has picked up the check several times when she sees a young family with well behaved children in a restaurant. If the family looks like the meal is a special occasion which they may not be able to afford often, all the better. She makes it a point to leave before they find out, and always remains anonymous, but she does ask the staff to tell the family it is because she appreciates the children's behavior, and the parents doing a good job raising them. I can tell you that she gets more satisfaction from this than anything she could ever purchase for the same amount of money. 
           
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            chewingthefat

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            Re:Random acts of Kindness Mon, 06/3/13 5:08 PM (permalink)
            Michigander


            My wife has picked up the check several times when she sees a young family with well behaved children in a restaurant. If the family looks like the meal is a special occasion which they may not be able to afford often, all the better. She makes it a point to leave before they find out, and always remains anonymous, but she does ask the staff to tell the family it is because she appreciates the children's behavior, and the parents doing a good job raising them. I can tell you that she gets more satisfaction from this than anything she could ever purchase for the same amount of money. 

            Wonderful story!
             
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