Tim Young and Paul Hullings are New Jersey firefighters that had worked tirelessly for 12 hours to clear out a BIG fire. After a long day at work, they went to diner…
Their waitress that day was Liz Woodward and she just happened to overhear the two firefighters discussing their long battle day battling a terrible fire. When Tim and Paul went to pay for their bill, they were quite surprising! They got this instead of their bill:
As Tim and Paul read this message, their eyes fill up with tears. Later that night, Tim posted the note on Facebook: “Such a selfless and kind act. I definitely urge my friends to make a trip out and support the business, and if Liz happens to be your waitress, tip big.
That’s not it! The firefighters learned that Liz’s father, Steve, is quadriplegic and has been paralysed for 5 years. Liz had set up a donation page to fund a wheelchair accessible vehicle so that she can take her father places. Tim urged people on Facebook to donate to Liz’s crowd-fund : “Turns out, the young lady who gave us a free meal is really the one that could use the help…”
Than the unbelievable happened: within a couple days, she had gathered more than $70,000 – far more than the $17,000 needed for a wheelchair accessible van! Liz and her family couldn’t be more grateful to the two firemen : ”All I did was pay for their breakfast. I didn’t expect anything more than a smile,” says the waitress “It goes to show that you just have to be kind to each other and that even the smallest gesture can change a life.”