A New Jersey police officer left a touching note for his waitress – along with a $100 tip – after learning she was expecting her first child.
Brian Cadigan, the father of the waitress, shared the touching story on Facebook this past weekend. He posted a picture of the officer’s receipt and praising him for his generous act.
“You always hear about how bad the police are, how they treated you like dirt, how they are on a power trip,” Cadigan wrote on Facebook. “Yes I am sure there are some bad apples, but most of them are just doing their jobs, they deal with the worst of society every day and have to keep going back [every day] and deal with it all over again.”
“My daughter is a waitress at a local diner, she is also 7 months pregnant and working still to save as much money as she can,” he continued.
When officer had finished his meal, Cadigan said he “left her a $100 tip on a $9.00 ticket. The note simply said ‘Enjoy your first, you will never forget it.’”
“What a wonderful person to not only leave a VERY generous tip, but a lovely message,” he wrote. “I don’t know you [Mr.] Police Officer, but you made my little girl cry, and made her year.”
“Thank you, I always had the utmost respect for Officers, but you went above and beyond not just an officer, but a beautiful human being. God Bless.”
Cadigan recently gave an interview to Fox News. In the inverview, he said that the New Jersey officer would prefer to keep his identity anonymous.
“We love our police officers, and they are always cast in a bad light, sometimes justifiably,” he told Fox News. “But [they] are much more that, and do acts of kindness that no one ever hears about and I’m just glad that people see that they are real live human beings behind the badge, and strive to do good.”