A few soldiers went out to eat recently at Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill in Tacoma, Washington. When the time came to pay the bill, they noticed a rather shocking note scrawled across their receipt.
A photo was taken and posted to Instagram by user sgtseahawk, showing the note that read, “Thanks for your service gentlemen.” According to KING 5, “A Marine veteran anonymously picked up the bill for active soldiers.”
“Every time I think that no one cares that I’m a Soldier or about my sacrifice,… Someone redeems my faith in society. Thank You ‘Former Marine’ for your Sacrifice and generosity! HOOAH!!!”
The news outlet reached out to sgtseahawk later in order to get his take on things, and they were lucky enough to get a reply in the comment section of the photo. According to the soldier, “A former Marine picked up the bill. He didn’t introduce himself or even allow us a moment to say ‘Thank You’! I just want to give this stranger some recognition for his kindness to Soldiers. It’s such a rare thing. This random act of kindness… Made my day.”
There’s nothing better in this world than a giving person who doesn’t want the credit for their good deed. Although he may not have actually gotten a pat on the back at the time, he’s certainly getting one now.
The fact that the man who footed the bill was a former Marine just makes this story all the better. We here in America certainly don’t give our military service men and women enough credit for what they do, but stories such as these only prove why it’s so important.
For that, we here at Mad World News would like to personally thank anyone who is currently enlisted and our veterans who have served in the past.