Fries Extra Hot Are Heartwarming

, , , , | Right | October 12, 2020

I have been working at the same fast-food restaurant for a year and have gotten to know many different customers who are all sad to hear that I am leaving. It is my last day, and many of my regular customers have come in to say goodbye to me.

I am on the front counter, but usually, I have worked on the drive-thru.

Manager: “[My Name], someone is here to see you on drive-thru; why don’t you go ahead and see them, and I’ll finish up with your customer here.”

I walk over and see a customer I have helped many times before, who has a young son with whom I always talk baseball when they come through. They have become two of my favorite customers ever.

Customer: “We were so afraid we had missed you!”

Me: “Nope, I’m still here for a couple more hours.”

Customer: “Well, this is for you.”

She hands me a small envelope.

Customer: “Thank you again for your wonderful service; we’ll miss you!”

Me: “Thank you so much!”

I hand her their order, wish them a nice day, and then start to go back to the counter, putting the envelope in my pocket to look at later. I’m surprised to see that everyone has stopped what they are doing and are looking at me.

Coworker #1: “Aren’t you going to open it?”

Coworker #2: “I bet she gave you money!”

Manager: “Go on, open it!”

I open the envelope at everyone’s urging and find a card inside. It says:

Card: “To our friend at [Restaurant],
Thank you for all your wonderful service these last few months, and best of luck in your move back to Washington!
Best wishes, 
[Customer] and [Son].”

Enclosed was a $20 bill. I burst into tears right then and there; it was so incredibly sweet. This was many years ago, and I still have the card! To that customer, if she ever reads this, thank you for giving me such a wonderful send-off. I’ll always remember her and her son as being two of the best customers I ever had when I worked in fast food!


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