A pair of officers from the Kansas City Police Department were eating at Chili’s when they received a heartwarming surprise they felt they had to share. While they enjoyed their meal, a teenage girl dropped a napkin on their table.
The message inside gave these officers hope, and they wanted to share their story. When they tried to pay for their meal, the officers learned from the waitress that the mystery girl had already paid for it. The officers do not know the identity of the teen, and they’ve reached out through social media to find her.
Officer Rance Quinn told Fox News the reply he would like to give to this thoughtful young woman. He said, “The message you gave to us that day was powerful. Don’t ever change who you are. Keep that with you through the rest of your life.”
From the Kansas City Police Department:
As many of you are aware there has been a significant anti police movement over the last few years. It can cause those of us in Law Enforcement to want to give up. It seems though that the normally silent supporters are speaking out to support the profession.
As an example yesterday a coworker and I met at chili’s for lunch to discuss many things. We were surrounded by people on all sides.
As a nearby table got up to leave a teenage girl from that table laid a napkin on our table that said “Thank you for keeping us safe”.
This young lady touched us in a way she might not have realized and before we could react to it the family walked out. We sat there and talked about what a fantastic gesture. Next, a female walks up with two young kids and tells us that her 5 yr old son who is deaf always wanted to meet a police officer. We interacted with our young friend.
They walked off. As we finished our meals and asked for our checks the waitress told us the table behind us bought our food. That was the table that left us our note.
The waitress spoke about how much she supported us and could not thank us enough. What great people. So we got up and headed toward the front door and were stopped by the lady who introduced us to her son.
She handed my coworker and me a gift card and told us how she really appreciated what we do. She spoke of her family in the military and she supports the military and law enforcement. She went on to say she always wanted to join but she is also deaf and could not. As I looked at her I could see true emotion in her eyes and she appeared to be tearing up.
We tried to refuse the cards but she was having none of it. She said she wanted to buy our dinner but the other table did and bought us the cards instead. She left as we walked out.
How awesome are all of these people! We actually said to each other let’s just stay at Chili’s forever. I’m normally not a big ask you to share person but in this case please share in hopes that these gestures make it back to the people who did them so they will know just how appreciated and POWERFUL their actions were.”