A Florida couple was already on vacation out of state when they heard the news that many Florida residents were being advised to evacuate to ensure their safety before Hurricane Irma made landfall. So, they decided to extend their stay in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Then, while they were eating at one of the local restaurants, they were handed a suspicious envelope and were utterly shocked when they peered inside of it.
Florida couple Deanna Feist and her husband were on vacation when they heard that residents in Florida were being advised to evacuate and decided to extend their vacation to ensure they were safe from the storm. However, their extended trip didn’t go according to plan, and now, what happened to them is going viral.
While the young couple was headed to lunch at The Old Mill restaurant, they were faced with a bit of car trouble. “All the lights in our dash came on, from airbags to tire pressure,” Deanna explained in her Facebook post. “After We shut the car off, it wouldn’t turn on again.”
Luckily, a nearby gentleman was willing to jump their battery, and they were able to get on their way. However, that’s exactly when things took a sudden turn.
They arrived at The Old Mill restaurant and went inside to get a table and a hot meal. They were immediately welcomed by the restaurant’s general manager, Mo Tamaddoni. He explained to them that he had been running the restaurant for 23 years and promptly got them a table, took their orders, and returned with their meals “quicker than could be expected.”
However, once they finished and asked for their check, their waitress left a suspicious envelope on their table and said that their meals were on the house — a gift from Mo, the manager. As they peered inside, they were left completely shocked by what had been placed in it. Not only did they receive a voucher for free meals, but there was also $200 cash, along with a letter.
I have made this post public so that the world might see how generous others can still be. My Husband and I are in…
According to Love What Matters, the letter read, “You are probably here to escape the Hurricane Irma. My brother lives in Tallahassee, Fl. I am saddened to see such devastation in this beautiful state. I hope everything will turn out ok for you guys. Enclosed please accept my gift to you in case you need to buy a battery for your car. Also I am enclosing a meal ticket so you can come back to eat here.” The letter was signed, “Good luck and Thanks for visiting my restaurant,” from “Mo Tamaddoni General Manager.”
Although extending a vacation sounds like a lot of fun, in this situation, it was probably very stressful. When this young couple was forced to stay, they needed to come up with the money to afford it while also not knowing when they could return home to work or what damage they may find when they get there.
Clearly, Mo understood that they were in a bit of a difficult situation due to the hurricane and, adding insult to injury, their car had just broken down too. As Deanna explained, “This act of selflessness and generosity has touched my heart. There are still good people out there! I promise I will pay it forward! This man is a God send!”
She’s right; God was definitely looking out for them. I truly believe that some good can come out of disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. In the aftermath of these storms, Americans have united to help one another once again. At a time when our nation was divided, people have found a reason to care for their fellow man.
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