The incident occurred at an Outback Steakhouse in Slidell, Louisiana, where four on-duty local cops walked in for supper. Their supper was provided as expected, and nothing stood out about the night until they got their receipt and were greeted with a tremendous astonishment.
They’re the kindest men, Zoe Rao, a waitress at the Outback Steakhouse where the event happened, said. She like waiting for them. What occurred next, though, received a great deal of attention on social media.
The four cops appear to be frequent clients at the facility, which manager Arline Wood, an 18-year veteran of the firm, noticed. So she and Rao came up with a scheme, and when it came time for the police to pay the $67 bill, they soon realized it was on the house. The server and manager not only picked up their tab, but they also wrote them a sincere letter on the ticket, praising them for their community duty.
“Be safe!” The memo began at the top of the receipt and ended with their note to the cops at the bottom.’ Thank you for your service! Enjoy your dinner on them!’
The cops are concerned about the neighbourhood. They are concerned about everyone. They’re simply wonderful men. Their entire police force is fantastic, and these men at night, she went to Zoe and said, let’s take care of it, Arline Wood explained. To thank the two Outback Steakhouse staff, the Slidell Police Department shared a photograph of the receipt to their Facebook page, which instantly went viral. That, though, was not what Arline Wood or Zoe Rao desired.
In fact, when questioned about it afterwards, Wood said that the attention had been a bit too much for him. She got a phone call early in the morning and thought, ‘What are you talking about?’ Wood reflected. People were contacting her, and then they saw it on Facebook, and then it’s on this one and that one, and they didn’t do it for the attention, since Lord knows she don’t enjoy all this notoriety, she says.
The two compassionate workers now believe that their act of kindness will encourage others to do something to honor those who risk their lives every day to defend us. Oh, and if you’re wondering how the four policemen responded to Wood and Rao giving them a dinner, they apparently left a sizeable tip to express their appreciation.
Congratulations to these women for setting a great example of how to appreciate our law enforcement personnel, who go out and face evil every day so that we don’t have to. This is what we need to see, instead of hearing about cops being refused service or generally insulted by individuals in service sectors. Acts of gratitude like these reassure them of why they do what they do.