A Recovering Addict Secretly Bought Breakfast For Some EMTs, Bringing Them To Tears

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EMTs are some of our many courageous “helpers,” out there every day and night to help people, many of whom are at the lowest point in their lives. One such person decided to let a group of EMTs know just how much she appreciated their efforts with a touching gesture.

Six weary EMT volunteers in Toms River, New Jersey had just finished a late-night shift and decided to tuck in to a hearty breakfast at IHOP. When they finished their meal and the bill arrived, they got a touching surprise. Someone had already paid for them. “Paid, thank you for all you do! Have a great day!” the note read. It was signed only “Recovering Addict.”

According to the captain of the Toms River First Aid Squad, Alyssa Golembeski, the general manager told the crew that their to tell them a woman had paid for their pancakes.

“EMTs do not eat light,” Golembeski said. “We racked up a $77 bill.”

They wanted to thank their mysterious benefactor, but the manager informed them the woman wished to remain anonymous.

“We’d all just come off the night shift,” said Golembeski. “We just want her to be thanked for her kind gesture; and since she asked the manager to remain anonymous, we were unable to do so in person.

While her identity is unknown, the news of her heartfelt gesture is spreading far and wide after the Toms River First Aid Squad posted about the incident on Facebook.

The post reads, “This gift was amazingly thoughtful, and brought our table of tired EMTs to tears. We are so blessed to be able to serve you and everyone else who lives and works in the greater Toms River area. Good luck on your journey of recovery!”

Pay it forward, folks.

h/t: Toms River Patch