Liz Woodward, a kind-hearted woman from New Jersey, had no idea that her simple act of generosity towards two exhausted firefighters would soon go viral. It was just another day at the diner for Liz when Tim Young and Paul Haullings walked in at 5 in the morning. The two firefighters had spent the better part of the night fighting a raging fire at a nearby warehouse and were clearly in need of some sustenance.
As they sat down and ordered their breakfast, Liz overheard them discussing their tiresome battle. Being empathetic towards their situation, she decided to pay for their breakfast. Liz wrote a heartwarming message on their bill, thanking them for their service and bravery and letting them know that their breakfast was on her.
When the firefighters went to pay their bill, they were surprised to see that it had already been paid. Instead, they were handed a note that read, “Your breakfast is on me today. Thank you for all that you do; for serving others and for running into the places everyone else runs away from. No matter your role, you are courageous, brave, and strong.”
Moved by Liz’s gesture, Tim and Paul took a picture of the bill and the note and posted it on Facebook. The post went viral, garnering thousands of likes, shares, and comments within hours. People from all over the world praised Liz for her kindness and expressed their gratitude towards firefighters and other first responders.
Liz’s simple act of kindness had touched the hearts of millions of people around the world. It reminded everyone that a small act of kindness can go a long way in brightening someone’s day, and that it’s important to recognize and appreciate the hard work and sacrifices made by our first responders.