Couple Buys Lunch For 18 Members Of Military And Thanks Them For Their Service

Our military deserves to be honored and thanked for the service they are doing to the nation, and one couple showed us just how it should be done.

When a group of 18 military members in Niagara Falls, New York, led by Alyssa Zehler, were out on a celebratory lunch outing at Fuji Grill, they were in fro a surprise.

Zehler said that they were there from the Niagara Falls AFB base for lunch after being together for the last 5 weeks in a class and were graduating that week, so they wanted to have lunch together.

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They were at the restaurant when a couple with 3 children stopped by to thank them.

“[I]t was incredible,” Zehler said, “This woman offered to take a picture, a group photo of us, she had her family there, her two sons and her daughter with her husband and she’s talking to us and she thanked us for our service.”

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Zehler said that they thanked them for their support.

The couple soon left the restaurant before Zehler and her friends did the same.

But what Zehler and her colleagues did not know was that they did not have to pay anything to the restaurant, because their bill was already paid in full.

Zehler says that when they were going to settle the bill, the restaurant hostess said that there was no need, because the anonymous couple had already paid for all 18 meals, and also tipped the servers and chefs, too.

To the couple that paid for 18 meals at Fuji Grill in Niagara Falls for lunch today, thank you. We are without words,…

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Zehler said it made many of them emotional to know what had just happened there.

Their amazing story was posted to Facebook along with a group photo of them.

Many commented on the photo and the incident, thanking Zehler and her friends for their service and appreciating the kindhearted couple.

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“To the couple that paid for 18 meals at Fuji Grill in Niagara Falls for lunch today, thank you,” the caption on the photo began.

“We are without words, and beyond grateful for your generosity,” Zehler continued. “You brought some of us to tears and it is something we will never forget.”

“[W]e just wanted them to know how grateful we were for their generosity,” Zehler said, “They wanted to remain anonymous and we completely understand.”