A Couple Didn’t Want To Dine Near Cops… Their Reaction Was Perfect.
Tensions are running high among police officers and regular civilians across the country. There is mistrust and misconceptions each group has towards each other. Not every civilian is there to break the law and not every cop is bad.
As the nation tries to unite and support one another, there are still people who refuse to give police officers the benefit of the doubt. Officer Chuck Thomas of the Homestead Police Department in Pennsylvania had an uncomfortable encounter with a couple when he went to a local diner.
Jesse Meyers, a server at Eat n’ Park had the difficult task of having to move a couple to a different table when they made it clear they did not want to sit close to the table where Thomas and three other officers were eating. The policemen admit they come across this situation once in a while and usually brush it off but this time him and his colleagues wanted to reach out with an olive branch.
Officer Thomas posted this photo on his Facebook page after his encounter with a couple who refused to sit close to him and fellow officers.
Jesse Meyers says he was about to sit the couple down at their table when the man said, "nah, I don’t want to sit here."
Before Meyers sat the couple on the opposite side of the restaurant, officer Thomas tried to assure the diners.
"I looked over at him and said, 'You don't have to worry about it. We won't hurt you,'" says Thomas of the encounter. But the man still refused.
Thomas wanted to leave a note or say something to the couple. One of his colleagues suggested he pay for the couple's meal which Thomas did, along with a tip. "What it really came down to was that, ultimately, I just wanted to let them know that we've got to better the relationship between police and the community," explains Thomas.
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