As members the Toms River First Support Squad completed a hearty breakfast on the native IHOP on Friday morning, an sudden shock introduced them almost to tears.
The invoice for the desk of 5 arrived, paid in full, with a word saying “Thanks for all you do!” and signed “Recovering Addict.”
“EMTs can eat, so we racked up like a $77 invoice,” Captain Alyssa Golembeski mentioned Monday.
“It was only a reminder that there’s nonetheless a lot good on the earth. The word and paying for our breakfast…we’re a boisterous bunch however that introduced our desk to finish silence,” Golembeski mentioned. “We have been virtually in tears.”
Their benefactor, nonetheless, continues to stay a thriller even after the rescue squad posted in regards to the shock gesture on Fb and it acquired lots of of shares and likes.
Golembeski mentioned she and her crew had simply completed an in a single day shift and the breakfast was a weekly gathering. She was joined by 4 different crew members- Sgt. Keri Murphy, Michael Dolch, Robert Tully, Patrick Masterson, and Larry Rosenberg.
They’d like to search out the lady to say thanks, Golembeski mentioned.
“Once I requested the supervisor who it was, he advised us she did not need to give her identify and that she had already left. We by no means acquired the prospect to thank her in particular person,” Golembeski mentioned.
Golembeski mentioned it is not unusual that neighborhood members in Toms River strategy them with thanks or type phrases, however to have a whole stranger pay for his or her meals was “astounding.”
“Despite the fact that it could not have been my crew or my EMTs that have been there when she was an energetic addict, she nonetheless took the time to try this for us,” Golembeski mentioned. “I really need her to understand how grateful all of us are to her and the way a lot we hope she continues on her highway to restoration.”