Firefighters Pay it Forward Big Time After Waitress With Heart of Gold Picks Up Tab
A waitress who did a good deed for a pair of firefighters was overwhelmed when they returned the favor—for her father.
Instead of a bill for their breakfast, Liz Woodward brought a pair of New Jersey firefighters a thank you note—they’d just spent the night battling a blaze at a warehouse.
“Your breakfast is on me today,” the note read, along with little drawings of a fire ax and helmet. “Thank you for all that you do.”
Firefighter Tim Young posted the story and a photo of the note to Facebook, urging people to eat at the diner where she worked.
Then, he found out the waitress had a GoFundMe page, which she was using to try and raise $17,000 to buy her father a wheelchair accessible van.
“Turns out, the young lady who gave us a free meal is really the one that could use the help,” Young wrote in another post.
The firefighter’s plea spread like wildfire. His posts were shared thousands of times and 1,000 people donated more than $67,000 — $50,000 more than her goal.After Korean War Monument is Vandalized in NJ, a South Korean Town Donates to Repair it
Sixty-two years after the Korean War ended, residents of a South Korean town reached out to veterans in New Jersey to remind them that their sacrifice in the 1950s will never be forgotten.
A refurbished monument that honors local veterans of the Asian conflict was unveiled Monday in Jersey City, after vandals had defaced the circular memorial in October. When word of the vandalism reached the city of Uijeongbu, folks there decided to send $100,000 to pay for the repairs.
Speaking at Monday’s unveiling ceremony, Hyung Gil Kim, deputy counsel general of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York, expressed his deepest gratitude on behalf of all South Koreans.
“The Korean War is not forgotten,” Kim said. “Koreans will never, ever forget the services and sacrifice of your brothers and husbands and your fathers and grandfathers.”Man Who Donated Son’s Organs Years Ago Gets Same Gift From Recipient’s Mom
The gift of life that was given ten years ago is being paid back by a grateful mother to a now-ailing father.
In 2005, Bill Millard and his wife decided to donate their son’s organs when he died in an accident.
Ten years later, she is returning the favor, donating her own kidney to Mr. Millard who is now in need of a kidney transplant.