Liz Woodward works hard. At the 130 Diner in Delran, New Jersey, she works as many shifts as she can fit into her schedule.
Two firemen were working the midnight shift when they entered the restaurant and placed an order for some breakfast food for the wee hours of the morning.
One of the firemen asked for the “largest” cup of coffee that the café could possibly provide.
Liz was overjoyed to be of assistance to the first responders since she was aware that these individuals placed their own lives in danger in order to safeguard members of the local community.
Liz decided to do something incredibly helpful after the guys had completed their meals as a symbol of her admiration for firemen and other first responders.
She paid for the full dining bill for the firefighters and even penned a special letter explaining why she performed her good act.
It would seem that the firemen came all the way from the nearby municipality of North Brunswick.
Earlier on the same day, there had been a significant fire at a warehouse in the neighborhood.
Liz thought that the two fatigued firemen deserved some rest and relaxation since they had been working overtime to put out the fire at the warehouse in North Brunswick and had been working long hours.
Liz was under the impression that working the night shift at the restaurant was a physically demanding job, but in reality, it was nothing compared to what the firemen had just been through.
She was aware that they had not had a proper break for more than half the day and that they had been working nonstop.
In the letter, it was written that “Your breakfast is on me today — Thank you for everything that you do; for helping others and for going into the areas everyone else runs away from.”
Because Tim was so humbled by Liz’s donation, he decided to share it on social media by taking a picture of the receipt along with the thank-you message.
Within a matter of days, the story had gone global, and the two firemen referred people to a GoFundMe page that Liz had established the previous year to assist in paying for costs linked to her father, Steve, who had suffered from a brain aneurysm.
Due to the fact that he was now a quadriplegic, the family need a specially equipped mobility vehicle.