A white Tennessee police deputy was left awestruck earlier this week when he was surprised with an anonymous gesture of kindness from two black women.
Deputy Jody McDowell of the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department had stopped at a Cracker Barrel for breakfast when the good deed took place.
When it was time to pay for his meal, he discovered that the women had already taken care of the bill—and they left him a message that read: “BLM [Black Lives Matter], but so does yours! Thank you for your service. Breakfast paid.”
McDowell later published a photo of the note to Facebook hoping it would reach the women. “I want to thank the two sweet black ladies who paid for my breakfast this morning,” he wrote.
Although the women left before anyone had a chance to get their names, they were reportedly waiting to board a flight home to Baltimore, Maryland from the nearby airport.
Since McDowell posted the photo to social media, thousands of people have expressed their appreciation over the sweet message.
“This post made me feel that there is hope for our country after all,” read one of the comments.