DELRAN, NJ - Two fire fighters, Tim Young and Paul Hullings, had been up all night battling a warehouse fire and hadn't eaten anything for 12 hours. They decided to stop at a little diner on the way home called 130 Diner (located on Route 130). The waitress overheard the two men talking and understood that they had just come from a long night's work. So when it came time to bring the bill, she brought a note instead. It reads in part: "Your breakfast is on me today — Thank you for all that you do... No matter your role, you are courageous, brave, and strong... Fueled by fire and driven by courage — what an example you are. Get some rest." The two men were very touched. Tim posted a picture of the note on his Facebook page along with a request that all of his friends frequent the diner whenever possible. But the story doesn't end there.
Tim learned that Liz Woodward, the young lady that had picked up the tab, had started a GoFundMe page where she was trying to raise enough funds to buy her dad a wheelchair-accessible van. Tim took to his Facebook page again. "Turns out, the young lady who gave us a free meal is really the one that could use the help," he wrote. The response was bigger than anyone had expected. Over 1,000 people donated money, helping Liz raise $67,000, well surpassing her goal of $17,000. When Liz covered the tab that day, she did not expect anything in return, but her kindness and generosity have been rewarded in ways even she can't believe.
Woodward and her new-found friends have since kept in touch, and Tim and Paul even got to meet Liz's dad - the man they had helped to supply with a new set of wheels.