It was a scene that would sadden many an American heart: a veteran who was dining alone at a table in a restaurant in Georgia. But that wasn’t the entire story. The incident in question took place in a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, this past weekend.
A diner, “C. Sparks,” and his or her mom were in the restaurant that night, according to Love What Matters. That’s when “we noticed a man sitting on the outside patio. He had long hair, a long gray beard, and was wearing a jacket with war vet badges.”
And that wasn’t all. He was acting as an unofficial greeter for the restaurant.
“With every person who walked into the restaurant, he very kindly said ‘hi, how are you all tonight?’ or ‘bye, I hope you have a good night,’” C. Sparks wrote. “Most people reacted to him, others completely ignored him. That didn’t stop him from greeting every person who walked by.”
“When we sat down at our booth, the same man was sitting across from us eating his meal, smiling at everyone around him,” Sparks wrote.
“The young waiter in the photo had all the patience in the world, he stopped to talk to this man, smiled and laughed with him and listened to stories about his life.”
Sparks and the mother decided they wanted to do something for the veteran, so they immediately called for the manager.
“My mom and I flagged the manager down and told him we wanted to pay for this kind man’s meal when he proudly said ‘Ma’am, someone else already has,’” Sparks wrote.
“Everyone in the section grinned when the waiter told him that his meal was covered. The man then left, telling everyone on the way out that he hoped they had a good night.”
They certainly did — a better night thanks to both the veteran’s presence and the waiter’s kindness.
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H/T Mad World News