An anonymous stranger is making headlines after she picked up the tab for an exhausted group of EMTs who were eating breakfast after a long overnight shift.
The medics, who are on the Toms River First Aid Squad of New Jersey, had just finished eating their pancakes at an iHOP when they asked for the check.
Instead, they got a receipt from the woman who had already paid for their collective $77 meal, saying: “Thank you for all you do! Have a great day! –Recovering Addict”
Captain Alyssa Golembeski says that when she read the note, it brought an emotional hush over their “boisterous bunch” of medics.
Golembeski and her five other crew members tried to ask the manager who the anonymous benefactor was, but he said that the woman did not want anyone to know her name, and she had already left the restaurant.
“It was just a reminder that there is still so much good in the world. The note and paying for our breakfast…we are a boisterous bunch but that brought our table to complete silence,” Golembeski told nj.com.
Despite not being able to thank her properly, the First Aid Squad posted a picture of the note on Facebook with a caption thanking the woman for her kindness and wishing her luck on her road to recovery.
“This gift was amazingly thoughtful, and brought our table of tired EMTs to tears,” said the squad. “We are so blessed to be able to serve you and everyone else who lives and works in the greater Toms River area. Good luck on your journey of recovery!”
Pass On The Positivity And Share The Good News With Your Friends – Photo by Toms River First Aid Squad