A fallen soldier got a touching memorial from a Tacoma, Washington, restaurant.
According to Buffalo Wild Wings server Brian Avey, a woman came into the restaurant last week for lunch and placed a drink order for two beers — a Blue Moon and a Corona.
“I told her she could only do one beer at a time,” Avey wrote in a Facebook post. “She said the Corona was for her brother who died in Iraq.”
The woman informed Avey that she wouldn’t be drinking the beer, and that it would simply be purchased to honor her brother.
“It just sat next [to] her at an empty seat her entire Lunch,” Avey wrote. “When I brought her bill I told her Buffalo Wild Wings will be buying that beer.”
The woman was so touched by the gesture that she wrote a message to Avey on her bill.
“Thank you. An act of kindness goes a long way. It means a lot to me. Have a great rest of your day,” she wrote, addressing it from “Grateful soldiers.”
“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 [to] the American Flag,” Avey wrote.
Avey’s boss, Dan, agreed that they couldn’t dispose of the beer.
“I just can’t throw this beer away,” Dan told Kiro-TV. He decided to let the beer stay as a tribute to the fallen soldier.
“Let’s keep it,” Dan reportedly told Avey. “Just make sure that we change out the lime every day.”
Avey’s post quickly went viral, garnering over 60,000 likes and nearly 30,000 shares since it was originally posted.
Photo Credit: kirotv.com, Brian Avey/Facebook