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Bartender Incredibly Moved When Single Military Women Explains Why She Orders Two Drinks

Brian Avey was tending to his duties at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Tacoma, Washington. He works as a bartender at the establishment, and a single woman dressed in military garb came in for lunch.

She attempted to order two beers with her meal, but Avey would explain to her that wasn’t allowed due to Washington state law. The woman quickly explained that she had no intention of drinking both of them.

As the Huffington Post shares, she would explain that she always orders a second beer when she’s out by herself, and that’s solely to honor the memory of her late brother. Her brother lost his life during a tour of duty in Iraq, and it’s just a simple way for her to remember him and the good times they shared together.

Avey was happy to honor her request from that point, and he would even tell her that the second beer would be on the house.

When the woman left, she left him a touching note on the signed credit card receipt.

“Thank you. An act of kindness goes a long way," it said.

"It means a lot to me. Have a great rest of your day."

"A Grateful Soldier,” she signed.

Avey was so moved by the touching event that he shared the tale on social media, and it wasn’t too long before his post went viral - both because it’s an awesome story, and because of how the restaurant decided to honor the fallen soldier moving forward.

“A Military Woman came into my work today for Lunch, she ordered a Blue Moon and a Corona, I told her she could only do one beer at a time, She said the Corona was for her brother who died in Iraq and I won't be drinking it... It just sat next her at a empty seat her entire Lunch... When I brought her bill I told her Buffalo Wild Wings will be buying that beer…,” he wrote.

“This is what she wrote on her credit card slip... 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 the American Flag... When I showed my boss his response was Amazing... He said "That's Fine, just do me a favor, put a fresh Lime in it Every Morning"...”

After the story gained a ton of traction, Avey was reached by the local media to share his thoughts.

“If he can give his life for our country, we can give that beer a permanent place [here],” he explained.

The beer remains on the cooler, and he would later explain to ‘Fox & Friends’ that he remains incredibly touched by his interaction with the woman.

“I’ve never seen that happen before, and it touched me,” Avey said.

This is an awesome way for the woman to remember her late brother in a small way, and kudos go out to Avey and the restaurant for understanding the situation. In addition, it’s great to see that the restaurant went out of its way to remember the fallen soldier even further.

It sounds like a fantastic way for establishments across the country to offer up a simple tip of the cap to those that serve our nation so bravely.

Source: Little Things, HuffPost
Photo: KCPQ

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