Washington restaurant staff inspired by story, toasts fallen soldier

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Fallen soldier honored in never-ending toast at restaurant. (Photo: KIRO)

Fallen soldier honored in never-ending toast at restaurant. (Photo: KIRO)

TACOMA, Wash. — A military woman went to the Buffalo Wild Wings in Tacoma, Wash.  on Thursday, ordered two beers and now her story has gone viral.

The woman asked for a Blue Moon and a Corona, according to the server.

However, the server, Brian Avery, told her that Washington law prohibits people ordering two drinks at once.

She said the Corona was for her brother who died in Iraq and she wouldn’t be drinking it.

“It just sat next to her at an empty seat her entire Lunch,” Avery posted on his Facebook page, recalling the encounter.

When the server brought the bill, he told the woman that Buffalo Wild Wings would take care of the tab.

On the credit card receipt she wrote a note of her own.

“Thank you. An act of kindness goes a long way. It means a lot to me. Have a great rest of your day.” –A Grateful Soldier

Avery wanted to honor the fallen solider so he showed his boss.

“I didn’t have the heart to dump the beer out and throw it away,” Avery continued on Facebook. “So I put it on top of the cooler next to the American Flag.”

Avery wrote that his boss was fine with it but added, “Just do me a favor, put a fresh lime in it every morning.”

The post has gone viral with over 30,000 shares.

The beer still sits next to the flag in the restaurant and the bar manager told KIRO 7, they’ve received calls of thanks from all over the world.