As our country comes to grips with all the racial tension and hatred for the police, a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy felt some love from two black women who paid for his meal at Cracker Barrel.
Deputy Jody McDowell thanked the women for their generosity in a Facebook post on Tuesday. “I want to thank the two sweet black ladies who paid for my breakfast this morning,” he said. “While waiting for a transport to be completed, I decided to have breakfast at a Cracker Barrel near the Nashville airport.”
The two women had anonymously paid for his breakfast without letting him know about it. He wrote a post with a photo of the note the women left with their act of kindness: “BLM, but so does yours! Thank you for your service. Breakfast paid.”
Janella Escobar with Cracker Barrel confirmed McDowell’s story saying, “At Cracker Barrel, we believe in treating everyone who walks through our doors as family, and we work hard to foster a welcoming environment for our guests and employees,” Escobar said.
“It makes us especially proud to see when guests take it upon themselves to extend our mission of “Pleasing People” and commit random acts of kindness towards each other, as these two women did yesterday.”
The women apparently didn’t want any fame and left the restaurant without anyone knowing. But what they did today will go a long way in healing the wounds of people suffering due to all the unrest.