Pregnant waitress left stunned by police officer's generosity on a $9 bill
A New Jersey police officer left a woman - who is seven months pregnant - stunned after leaving a very generous tip after she served him lunch at a diner.
The Voorhees Township officer left a $100 tip on a $8.75 bill for Courtney Cadigan who's first child is due on April 1st, after dining at the Lamp Post Diner in Clementon on Friday.
"Enjoy ur 1st, you will never forget it," he wrote on the check, which he left at the cash register without saying a word.
When speaking to Patch, Courtney revealed that she didn't talk much to the officer, but believes that he overheard her telling someone that she was expecting her first child. She also said that she thought he may have seen her struggling with work, because of how far along she was in her pregnancy.
"'I'm just really grateful for this officer's kindness," the 23-year-old continued to the publication. "It's truly a blessing to come across people like him and I'm forever thankful for that."
Courtney's father, Brian Caidgan, later took to social media to share a photo of the tip, and to draw attention to all the good that police officers do, despite the negative press they often receive.
"You always hear about how Bad the Police are, How They treated you like dirt, how they are on a Power Trip, Yes I am sure there are some bad apples, but most of them are just doing their jobs, they deal with the worst of society every day and have to keep going back everyday and deal with it all over again. They risk their lives each day just to do their job, of trying to enforce the laws that they didn't make," Brian wrote.
"Most of the good stuff they do you will never hear about, they don't do it for glory or recognition, they do it because they are good people. And I wrote this post to point out one such act," he continued, before going onto explain that his daughter had been working hard while seven months pregnant to save as much money as she could before giving birth.
"This will be her first child and she is so excited, she is always cheerful at work, so she has a lot of regulars, but this was not one of them. He was pleasant, and had his lunch by himself, and asked for the check. My daughter gave him his check, and moved on to wait other tables, the officer went to the cashier and paid his bill, and left a note on the bill for my Daughter, this officer, who I am sure works his butt off for his paycheck left her a $100 tip on a $9.00 ticket and the note simply said 'Enjoy your first, You will never forget it.'"
"I don't know you Mr Police Officer, but you made my little girl cry, and made her year. Thank you, I always had the utmost respect for Officers, but you went above and beyond not just an officer, but a beautiful human being. God Bless."
In a show of even greater selflessness, the officer in question has requested to remain anonymous.