NEW JERSEY – Pregnant waitress Courtney English appeared on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday and said a New Jersey police officer gave her a $100 tip on a $9 bill and asked to remain anonymous.
The officer also left her a note which read: “Enjoy Your 1st [child]. You will never forget it.”
“It was a regular day. It was steady, not too busy, not too slow. And he came in. He wanted to sit by himself. And then he was real quiet. I was talking to the tables around him. Being my first baby I was excited,” she said. “And then when he went to pay the check, after he left the hostess was like, he left you $100. And I was like, no he didn’t. And she said yes he did. And when she showed me I was completely shocked. Because that doesn’t really happen and it was beautiful.”
English said she usually has to work an entire shift to make $100 and said the officer’s kindness made her cry.
“I started to cry,” she said. “And then when I got home it hit me all over again and I cried all over again. It was very genuine. It meant a lot to me because I’m getting ready to go out of work and it was just unexpected.”
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English’s father shared the story on social media and the story was picked up and went viral.
“My dad shared it on Facebook. And I guess he made it public. Saturday morning he shared it and then it started getting you know, a couple hundred shares and then about halfway through my shift I checked it and he had like 600 and something shares. And then it just went completely viral within 24 hours. It was crazy.”
English thanked the officer on-air said she plans to use the money for basic baby necessities like diapers.
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