All Class: Officers Picked Up Bill for Diners Who Didn’t Want to Sit Near Them

All Class: Officers Picked Up Bill for Diners Who Didn’t Want to Sit Near Them

How do you respond when someone is hateful towards you? The Christian way is to show kindness and love in response — which is exactly what these officers did.


From CNN:

When a couple refused to sit next to a booth full of police officers at a restaurant, the cops counteracted with an act of kindness.

It happened over the weekend at a eatery in Homestead, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh.

A group of officers from Homestead and a neighboring department were having dinner at Eat N’ Park restaurant when a server tried to seat the couple right next to them.

The couple wasn’t having it.

“The guy looks over at one of the police officers and was like, ‘Nah I don’t want to sit here.’ So they got moved completely opposite, away from the police officers,” restaurant server Jesse Meyers told CNN affiliate WTAE.

“I looked over and said, ‘It’s okay sir. You won’t have to worry about it, we won’t hurt you,” Homestead police Officer Chuck Thomas said. “He looked at me hard again and said he’s not sitting here and walked away.”

Then the officers, fully cognizant of the recent heightened tensions between police and the communities they serve, had an idea. They’d counteract this rude brush off with a random act of kindness.

The officers paid the couple’s $28.50 bill, and left this note on the receipt:

“Sir, your check was paid for by the police officers you didn’t want to sit next to. Thank you for your support.”

Boom. They even took care of the tip.

That act of kindness likely went a long way in changing these people’s attitudes towards police. And if more people reacted to hate with love instead of more hate, then the world would be a much better place.

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