Sunday, July 23, 2017

Good Samaritan insists on anonymity

This month, a squad of firefighters spent six hours containing a wildfire near San Bernardino, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, California. The flames moved fast, and the thermometer read 108 degrees. But luckily the fire only burned about 70 acres before they got it under control. As California wildfires go, that's pretty small. After the fire was contained, about 25 firefighters went to a nearby Denny's for dinner. They were all pretty hungry.

When they went to pay for their meals, they found someone else already had! A woman who insisted to remaining anonymous had approached the cashier and said she wanted to pay for all 25 firefighters. Their tab came to $355 and she tacked on a $50 tip. Then she added another $100 to pre-pay desserts for the NEXT round of firefighters who came in. A spokesman for the fire department said they were all exhausted, and this was a huge morale boost.

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