A retired officer with the Atlanta Police Department used part of her stimulus check to help one of her favorite local restaurants.
Retired Sgt. Carrie Mills recently ordered take-out from her favorite restaurant in Forest Park, Dai Loi. The order of spring rolls came to $6.21, but it is Mills’ tip that left the restaurant stunned.
“Of course they were all masked up and [they] were like, ‘Oh no, you’ve made a big mistake,'” Mills recalled. “And she goes to get my card again to re-run it, and I’m like, ‘No, it’s for you, it’s for you.'”
Mills told FOX 5 she and her partner, who is currently with the APD, are not facing the same financial strife millions of Americans are. She said she knows what it’s like to be weeks away from homelessness and wants to help ease the burden on her favorite restaurant workers.
Thank you Sgt. Mills for your service, and for your generosity!
She left a $600 tip.
While we are not necessarily suggesting everyone leave outrageously large tips when they order take-out during the coronavirus pandemic, we are encouraging you to do as much as you can to take care of those who are hurting financially in these times. And, if you will, consider sharing this short, inspiring story with others so we can encourage them to so the same.