Last week in Pennsylvania, a few officers were eating at an Eat N’Park restaurant when a couple walked in and refused to sit next to the officers.
Jesse Meyers, the server who tried seating the couple said, “A table goes to sit down and the guy looks over at one of the police officers and was like, ‘Nah, I don’t want to sit here.’ So they got moved completely opposite, away from the police officers.”
One of the officers, Officer Chuck Thomas said, “I looked over and said, ‘It’s okay sir. You won’t have to worry about it, we won’t hurt you,'”
Officer Thomas continued saying, “He looked at me hard again and said he’s not siting here and walked away.”
Instead of being bothered or showing any negative emotion, the officers chose to act positive and they decided to pick up the couples tab.
The server brought them the bill and it was $28.50 and the officers also left a $10 tip too.
And this is what the officers wrote on the couple’s check:
“Sir, your check was paid for by the police officers that you didn’t want to sit next to. Thank you for your support.”
Officer Thomas wanted to make sure that no matter what experiences they might have had in the past, the he was there to help them.
“Essentially the whole goal of it was to let him know that we’re not here to hurt you, we’re not here for that,” Thomas said. “We’re here for you. We work for the public. And we just want to better the relationship between the community and the police.”
It’s nice to know that the couple’s bill that they paid gave a big thank you and smile when the police officers left the restaurant.
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