Restaurant Employee Helps A Woman Honor Her Fallen Soldier In Amazing Way

It was just another normal day at work for Brian Avey. He works at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Tacoma, Washington, but things got more interesting one day when a military woman came in for lunch.

She was by herself, but she ordered two drinks, one of which sat untouched the entire time she had her lunch. As ABC News shares, he had to know what the story was, and the woman proceeded to explain her amazing reason.

Avey would share the story of what happened on Facebook, and it would quickly go viral.

“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…,” he wrote.

That’s a touching little tribute on the part of the woman, and Avey was more than happy to oblige. Losing a loved one is never easy, let alone losing one that’s out serving their country.

The woman has found a small way to honor her brother, and Avey did his part to help her make it happen. He would go ahead and do her one better, and he made the woman’s day in the process.

“When I brought her bill I told her Buffalo Wild Wings will be buying that beer... 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...” his post continued. “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'...”

As for the woman’s message, it’s pretty clear that she was both touched and surprised by her server’s incredibly kind gesture.

"Thank you. An act of kindness goes a long way," the woman wrote on the receipt. "It means a lot to me. Have a great rest of your day."

As for that Corona, it still sits on the cooler at the restaurant to honor the fallen vet. It serves as a touching reminder for Avey and the other restaurant employees, and you can bet it’s become something of a talking point among other restaurant patrons.

The restaurant is only about 15 miles north of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, so we would assume it sees plenty of members of the military and their families as regular clientele.

Other users have been incredibly touched by this inspiring story, and the comments have been pouring in on social media ever since.

"Such a sweet story, let us never forget how much our military families sacrifice for our freedom everyday," commented one user.

"Amazing what a little kindness will do for someone! Thanks for sharing," shared another.

Source: ABC 7, ABC
Photos: Phinious McAvey/Facebook, ABC 7

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