Cop Leaves $100 Tip And Heartfelt Note For Pregnant Waitress
A New Jersey police officer left a $100 tip on an $8.75 check for a young waitress who’s expecting her first child.
Photos credit: Brian Cadigan
Courtney English, 23, who is seven months pregnant, was waiting tables at the Lamp Post Diner in Clementon, NJ, when the officer sat down for a salad and a glass of water.
Courtney believes the officer overheard her conversation with another customer when she told them that it was her first baby and she would be out of work soon.
It wasn’t until the officer left the diner that Courtney saw the tip amount and a note that read “Enjoy your first. You will never forget it.”
Moved to tears by the act of kindness, English sent a photo of the receipt to her father Brian Cadigan. He posted the photo on social media and wrote the following note:
“My Daughter is a waitress at a local diner, she is also 7 months pregnant and working still to save as much money as she can, this will be her first child and she is so excited, she is always cheerful at work, so she has alot of regulars, but this was not one of them, Yesterday she was working the lunch shift when a Voorhees Twp police officer came in, he was pleasant, and had his lunch by himself, and asked for the check. My daughter gave him his check, and moved on to wait other tables, the officer went to the cashier and paid his bill, and left a note on the bill for my Daughter, this officer, who I am sure works his butt off for his paycheck left her a $100 tip on a $9.00 ticket and the note simply said ‘Enjoy your first, You will never forget it.’
What a wonderful person to not only leave a VERY generous tip, but a lovely message, I don’t know you Mr Police Officer, but you made my little girl cry, and made her year. Thank you, I always had the utmost respect for Officers, but you went above and beyond not just an officer, but a beautiful human being. God Bless.”