[vc_row][/vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][vc_column_text]At a time in America where we hear far too many stories of veterans not receiving the respect that they deserve and have earned in service to our country, a Tacoma, Washington area Buffalo Wild Wings put a little more faith in humanity with their touching response to a woman who wanted to buy a beer for a fallen soldier. That fallen soldier just so happened to be her brother, who died serving in Iraq.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]The server, Brian Avey, also described the woman as a military woman. She came into the restaurant around lunchtime and ordered two beers, a Corona and a Blue Moon. Avey explained to the woman that he was not allowed to serve her two alcoholic beverages at once due to state law. When she explained to him that the Corona was for her brother, who lost his life in Iraq, he did bring the beer to the table. Beyond that, he did not charge her for her brother’s beer, informing her that Buffalo Wild Wings would pick up that tab.
The Corona sat to the left of the woman as she ate lunch and went untouched. Avey said that after the woman left, she left a note on the receipt thanking him for his kindness. On the note, she wrote, “Thank you. An act of kindness goes a long way. It means a lot to me. Have a great rest of your day. Grateful soldiers.”
Given the meaning behind this particular bottle of Corona, Avey could not bring himself to pour the bottle of beer out. He wrote about the experience on his Facebook wall and shared his manager’s reaction after he shared the story behind the Corona.
After she left, I didn’t have the heart to dump the beer out and throw it away, so I put it on top of the cooler next the American Flag… When I showed my boss his response was Amazing… He said “That’s Fine, just do me a favor, put a fresh Lime in it Every Morning”…
The bottle of Corona still sits there, next to the American flag, in memory of that fallen soldier.
This small act of kindness went a long way into not simply supporting a woman who lost her brother in war, but of paying the respect and reverence to a veteran that all of them deserve.
h/t The Blaze
Image Credit: Brian Avey/Facebook, KIRO-TV[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]