A server at Fresco’s Kitchen and Grill in Rexburg is getting attention online for a kind gesture to a couple of Madison County Sheriff Deputies.
Two Madison County Sheriff deputies were eating lunch at Frescos Kitchen & Grill in Rexburg on Tuesday when an unexpected surprise happened after they received their final bill.
A server at Fresco’s Kitchen and Grill left a note after taking care of their meals and decided to pick up their tab as well.
The note read:
“I know it’s not even close to enough, but this one’s on me as a small thank you, You guys sacrifice so much for us & I greatly appreciate it,” according to KOMO News.
On the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, they posted the picture of the note the server left. The sheriff’s office writes:
“Once again the incredible support from our community shines! This is a photo of the note left on the tab of two of our deputies by their server at Frescos Kitchen & Grill after they had lunch this afternoon. We can not express out gratitude enough. This is always unexpected and always hits the heartstrings of all of us here at the Sheriff’s Office. We love our great community and are proud to serve here, we know we have immense support from the community but it still comes as such an unexpected surprise when such kindness is extended to us. To: whomever it was that did this kind and generous deed…THANK YOU! Thank you as a Sheriff’s Office and thank you as their supervisor, it gives me great comfort knowing that there are others who are watching over and caring for our deputies!”
The post concluded with a warm thank-you, specifically directed to the selfless server. “To: whomever it was that did this kind and generous deed…THANK YOU! Thank you as a Sheriff’s Office and thank you as their supervisor, it gives me great comfort knowing that there are others who are watching over and caring for our deputies!”
Of course, the sweet gesture was commended as an “awesome way to pay it forward” by social media users, proving it’s the little things that make a difference. And, it’s no wonder such a small thing has a big impact since it’s a great break from the troubling stories that too often plague our news, involving law enforcement officers and the scrutiny, discrimination, and even violence they too often face.
When a cop can’t even stop to get a drink without worrying about the person behind the counter defouling it in some obscene or disrespectful way, it’s nice to know that there are plenty of members of the public as well as the foodservice industry who recognize that the vast majority of police officers are actually kind, compassionate, and caring people who want to do their job — and make it home safely as well.
It has to be hard to protect and serve when you feel hated by the very people you are protecting and serving. Not to mention having to fear for your life, not knowing whether someone with an anti-cop mentality is going to ambush you. It must provide at least a small comfort, however, to receive a reminder that there are those who appreciate your willingness to put your life on the line for others.
Perhaps we should all take a lesson from this waitress and remember to show more gratitude towards those who keep our communities safe. It’s a tough job that’s seldom given the appreciation it deserves. Kudos to those brave men and women who are willing to suit up and do it — and a heartfelt thank-you to those who step up to show them the support.