Two Outback Steakhouse employees in Slidell, Louisiana made the news recently when they picked up the tab for a group of police officers who were eating at the restaurant.
"They’re the sweetest guys," said server Zoë Rao. "I enjoy waiting on them."
Rao and her manager Arline Wood decided to pay the bill for the four police officers as a token of their appreciation for the work that they do. "They care about the community, they care about everybody, they're just great guys," said Arlene. "Our whole police force is great and these guys at night, I went to Zoë and I said, let's take care of it."
Along with paying the $67 check, Arlene and Zoë also wrote a note on the receipt. "Be safe!" they wrote at the top, followed by "Thank y’all for y’all’s service! Enjoy y’all’s meal on us!" They also signed their names at the bottom.
The Slidell Police Department shared a photo of the receipt on their Facebook page.
The post has since been shared several thousand times, something that neither of the two women were expecting.
"I got a phone call early in the morning and I was like, 'What are you talking about?'" said Arlene. "People were calling me and then we saw it on Facebook, then it's on this one and that one, and we didn't do it for this publicity, because lord knows I don't like all this publicity."
Naturally, the officers left them a generous tip to thank them for their kind gesture.
The Slidell Police Department has also shared various other positive notes they've received, such as the one below from the Hickman family.
"Thank you again so much for the life of service and sacrifice you live to protect our community," reads the note. "You are loved, appreciated and prayed for by our family!"
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H/T: America Now