Paula Grzelak-Schultz had a night out with her husband, and then decided to take an Uber home, instead of drive her car back. She had some alcohol, so she wanted to be a responsible citizen. A risky business, since leaving your car somewhere for awhile might mean getting towed, a ticket or a mean note.
When she returned to ‘Original Joes’ in Sherwood Park, Alberta, to get her car the next day, she found that none of those scenarios happened.
She only found a note, a heartwarming letter from the restaurant on her windshield.
It was so cool, she had to share it on Facebook. Since then, the post has received over 20,000 likes and was shared more than 8,000 times
“Dear Original Joe’s Sherwood Park Guest,
Just wanted to thank you for leaving your car parked overnight. I’m not sure if you had consumed alcohol at our restaurant or not, but we wanted to thank you for not drinking and driving. Enclosed is voucher good for 1lb of our delicious chicken wings. Please accept this as a thank you for being responsible. Life is valuable, have a great weekend.”
This awesomeness is the work of Jay McLean, the managing partner of the restaurant. He says he always leaves notes to cars, to encourage people to restrain from drinking and driving. He believes he can motivate people to be responsible with kindness and great examples.
It’s so cool people like this exist, don’t you think?