Skip to comments.Kind Gesture Toward Girlfriend of Deployed Soldier Becomes Internet Sensation
Posted on 03/19/2013 1:00:52 PM PDT by Kartographer
The story of a good deed has spread like wildfire online since Sunday, when an anonymous do-gooder left a kind note and $40 on a womans windshield in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot.
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I noticed the sticker on the back of your car, the note read, referring to a Half my Heart is in Afghanistan bumper sticker. Take your hero out to dinner when he comes home. Thank you both for serving. Him deployed and you for waiting. It was signed United States veteran and God Bless.
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this type of thing happens often (as it should)
but it’s alway nice to hear about it.
The Big Give
Let your Light Shine
Needed a smile today, thanks for posting.
This makes me proud.
It’s nice to hear about things like this.
someone give her another $20 for a manicure too
I live in Tampa, which, because of MacDill and Centcom, has a large military presence. Anytime you’re eating out, be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you’ll often see two or more troops enjoying a meal off base. For years, I, and many of my friends have enjoyed telling our server to please add their check to ours, anonymously. It’s such a little thing, and it’s so rewarding to first see the surprised look, and then the smiles, on their faces.
She shouldn't be too hard for you to find! :-)
Rats, hard to read with all the dust in the room.
I posted this story 10 years ago, how time flys:
Reminds me of the time, several weeks ago, when my sons and I went to Chilies restaurant on a Saturday afternoon. We were seated at a booth. We had just gotten our food (the fajitas are great when you get a good batch), when a couple and a little kid were seated at a booth right next to us. I glanced over, and had to take a double take. Was that who I thought it was? Then the man laughed, and that was the conformation, we are having lunch with Justice Clarence Thomas.
I had, for several years, had my oldest son watch Justice Thomas whenever he would make speeches on C-Span. I would explain to him that this was a good strong man. After a few years, my son started to inform me when Justice Thomas was on TV. His intelligence and down to earth demeanor always inspired us.
I leaned over to my son, as he was gobbling down his nachos and asked him if he recognized who was at the next table. His eyes grew wide and glassy, his face turned red and he said its its its.. And I said thats right, isnt it fun living in Fairfax Virginia? My son didnt eat much after that. Well we were almost finished, and the table was cleaned and we were waiting for the check. I knew that this was it, and I had to say something. I turned toward his table and said Justice Thomas. He looked over at me, with a look of surprise, and I then said When are you going to convince your associates to actually read the Constitution, and enforce the 10th amendment?. There was a seconds pause, where you get to reflect about what a fool you are potentially creating of yourself. And then it happened, Justice Thomas laughed, that big resounding laugh. I made Clarence Thomas laugh, how cool is that?
We talked for a few moments. For some reason the subject of C-Span came up. Justice Thomas related how he was watching C-Span that morning, and how this crabby woman called, and was complaining about how the government should be doing all of these things like health care and saving the environment, etcetera. After the woman was done with her tirade, the moderator of the show told the woman that she should call here congressperson and senators. The moderator then asked the woman who her representatives are. And the woman did not know! We all had a good laugh over this.
About that time, their food came, so we shook hands, and bid them goodbye. I told the boys to meet me at the front of the restaurant in a few moments, as I swung around to the kitchen area, and told the waiter I wanted to pay the tab and tip for the booth next to us. The transaction was processed, and we left. As we walked to the car, my son asked me what I had done while they were waiting for me. I said I just bought lunch for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Thus I went up several points in my cool dad status that day.
After a couple of hours, I went back to the restaurant and asked the waiter what had happened after we left. He said Justice Thomas was at a loss for words when told that someone had paid for their lunch. The waiter said he just kept on repeating Thank you, Thank you over and over again.
...nice story, and I’m sure a lot of that sort of stuff is going on across this great country of ours despite what were told.
I got in the habit of buying “breakfast” for elderly folks in a small local eggs and whatever place once in a while...the deal is I’ll call one of the waitress over (they have 5) and signal I got their tab. But it has to be anonymous or it won’t work for me. It’s a win win win thing
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