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Mystery Diner Pays for Family’s Meal and Leaves Behind an Incredibly Touching Note
http://www.theblaze.com ^ | september 3, 2013 | Billy Hallowell

Posted on 09/07/2013 4:47:48 PM PDT by lowbridge

A family in China Grove, N.C., was in for a surprise when they dined at Stag n Doe Pizza House on Friday. A mystery customer who was eating at the same establishment paid for the England family’s dinner and left a note that is now going viral. It read, “God only gives special children to special people.”

In an interview with WBTV-TV, Ashley England explained that her 8-year-old son, Riley, has special needs. The mother noted that he got rowdy during the dinner, as he has apparently had trouble in public lately.

“The past few weeks have been very hard and trying for us, especially with public outings,” England said. “Riley was getting loud and hitting the table and I know it was aggravating to some people.”

While some of the patrons were surely unsettled and frustrated by her son’s actions, at least one person showed immense compassion.

After the boy acted out, a waitress, who was tearing up, approached the family with the touching note from the mystery customer. She explained that the person had paid for the family’s meal and that he or she wanted the note delivered.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: ashleyengland; chinagrove; gooddeeds; mysterydiner; northcarolina; sourcetitlenoturl; specialneedschildren; stagndoepizza
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1 posted on 09/07/2013 4:47:48 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

bump


2 posted on 09/07/2013 4:48:02 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Bless this compassionate person, in the name of Jesus!


3 posted on 09/07/2013 4:51:03 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (What does the Lord require of you, but to act justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with your God)
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To: lowbridge

Thank you for posting. I so look forward to good news, and things like this help me remember that there are good people in the world. All I tend to see is the worst, and it often feels like it’s contagious.


4 posted on 09/07/2013 4:51:48 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: lowbridge
A family in China Grove, N.C.,

I bet it's a sleepy little town.

5 posted on 09/07/2013 4:53:47 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

I thought it was a part of the Lone Star State.


6 posted on 09/07/2013 4:54:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lowbridge

and people/Freepers think our country is done for and full of stupid obama voters..


7 posted on 09/07/2013 4:54:53 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: lowbridge

Very heart-warming story; thanks for sharing it.


8 posted on 09/07/2013 4:55:03 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: lowbridge
China Grove, N.C.?!

I would expect something like this to happen in Obama's Chicago. Or democRAT controlled Detroit. /s

9 posted on 09/07/2013 4:56:01 PM PDT by South40
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To: max americana

Don’t forget that story (last week?) about those HS football players who walked into a closed store, and paid for their stuff before walking out.


10 posted on 09/07/2013 4:57:19 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: lowbridge

This is awesome. I experienced something like that once. A couple picked up the meal for my entire family at Logans. They didn’t say a word till they had already left. I had 6 kids at the time. I ended up giving the waitress an extra big tip as a result.


11 posted on 09/07/2013 4:59:16 PM PDT by Maelstorm (If all are treated as suspects it will not be long before we all are treated as prisoners.)
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To: lowbridge

Notice that the waitress’s name Tonya and the note are written in the same handwriting?


12 posted on 09/07/2013 4:59:51 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: oldbrowser

Maybe she wrote it down as dictated by him?


13 posted on 09/07/2013 5:02:33 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: South40

I’ve seen things like this happen in Chicago, and Detroit. So don’t be so bitter that it doesn’t happen to you.


14 posted on 09/07/2013 5:05:37 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
I’ve seen things like this happen in Chicago, and Detroit.

Sure you have.

So don’t be so bitter that it doesn’t happen to you.

Bitter? lol!

I am in a position to do this for others. I certainly don't need it done for me.

15 posted on 09/07/2013 5:07:54 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40
Just sayin', you didn't have to parachute in here and pollute this thread with some BS political "observation." And seeing that I've done it myself in Chicago and Detroit made me wonder why you were so cynical.
16 posted on 09/07/2013 5:11:47 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: dfwgator

People don’t seem to care.


17 posted on 09/07/2013 5:11:55 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: oldbrowser

Nice catch!! I’ll bet it was Tonya!


18 posted on 09/07/2013 5:12:00 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: dfwgator

Doobie Bros’ song was:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emxH2yl6ybo


19 posted on 09/07/2013 5:13:07 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: oldbrowser

i would bet the person told her what to write down.


20 posted on 09/07/2013 5:15:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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