Liz decided to leave a message on her check for a couple of firemen while working the night shift. She never anticipated them to return with news that changed their lives, though.
When volunteer firefighters Paul Hullings and Tim Young went into the diner, this hard-working waitress was in the middle of her night shift.
Paul Hullings and Tim Young (Source/Credit: Google and Third Party Image)
They have been working tirelessly to clear fire for twelve hours. After that, being totally exhausted, they went to the café at about 6 a.m. to ask for the best cup of coffee that the barista could make.
Liz shared with ABC News, “As they walked in they said ‘I need the biggest cup of coffee that you have.’ As soon as they said that, I knew they had had a day!”
Liz gave them their check after finishing their meal. She wrote on it, “Your breakfast is on me today. Thank you for all that you do; for serving others & for running into the places everyone else runs away from.”
Liz gave them their check after finishing their meal (Source/Credit: Google and Third Party Image)
The men were so moved by the selfless and generous act of Liz that they decided on Facebook to share their dinner experience.
Tim tells the story: “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.”
But there the story doesn’t end. The firefighters discovered that Liz’s dad, Steve, was quadriplegic and paralyzed for 5 years. In winter, Liz set up a donation page to finance an affordable wheelchair car to take her father’s needs.
The firefighters discovered that Liz’s dad, Steve, was quadriplegic and paralyzed for 5 years (Source/Credit: Google and Third Party Image.)
She posted an update on GoFundMe which read, “Our family has witnessed an outpouring of love & support from around the world, and I want to thank each and every one of you beautiful human beings for making this dream possible!”
Speaking of the incredible experience and her act of kindness which went a long way, Liz told WPVI, ”All I did was pay for their breakfast, and I didn’t think anything would come about it except they would leave with a smile.”