Two New Jersey firefighters, exhausted after a 12-hour call-out, stopped off at a diner for a 6:00 a.m. caffeine hit. To their surprise, however, their waitress picked up their tab as a mark of her gratitude for their thankless courage. And although she hoped to raise nothing more than a smile from the two men in return, the gift that they gave her back would be life-changing.
This particular event occurred on Wednesday July 22, 2015. The waitress in question was pouring coffee for the two firefighters when, by chance, she overheard them talking about a particularly tough blaze that they had just tackled.
In fact, the two men had been on call when, at around 2:00 a.m., a ferocious fire had ripped through a warehouse in North Brunswick. The raging inferno was so fierce that firefighting teams from five surrounding counties had to be called in to contain it.