A big thank you to the unknown gentleman who restored my faith in humanity on April 1. April Fools’ Day is usually known for the humorous pranks that people play on one another, but on this day it was the total opposite. My family and I were at the TGI Fridays in Nampa when this wonderful gentleman who had been in the next booth came over as he was leaving to shake my 83-year-old father’s hand and thank him for his service (my dad was wearing his Korean War Navy cap). He also shook my son in-law’s hand and thanked him for his service (he is currently in the Idaho Air Guard — I guess it is was the very short haircut that clued him in because he had not been wearing anything that would indicate he was military). This gesture made my dad smile and made his day. This was not the only thing that this gentleman did. As we went to pay our bill, the waitress let us know that he had given her $40 to put toward our bill. We want to send out a big thank you to this anonymous person.
Linda Langdon, Boise
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