Restaurant Honors Fallen Solider With Daily Beer

A Buffalo Wild Wings in Tacoma, Washington has a sweet tribute to a fallen soldier, and it’s all thanks to a “mystery woman” who visited the restaurant for lunch.

Brian Avey shared about the situation on Facebook, recalling a woman who came in while he was bartending and asked to order two beers: a Blue Moon and a Corona.

Avey told the woman she could only order one beer at a time. That’s when he found out that she didn’t plan to drink the beer – she planned to use it as a way to honor her fallen brother.

Photo: flickr/Mike Mozart

In the post, he recalled how the woman said her brother died in Iraq and the Corona was for him. He let her purchase the two beers and watched as the Corona “sat next her at a empty seat her entire Lunch…”

When the woman’s meal was over, Avey brought her the check and said the restaurant was covering the Corona. Before leaving, the woman scrawled a note on the bill. It read: “Thank you. An act of kindness goes a long way. It means a lot to me. Have a great rest of your day. – Grateful Soldiers.”

A Military Woman came into my work today for Lunch, she ordered a Blue Moon and a Corona, I told her she could only do…

Posted by Phinious McAvey on Thursday, July 9, 2015

Avey added:

“After she left, I didn’t have the heart to dump the beer out and throw it away, so I put it on top of the cooler next [to] the American Flag… When I showed my boss his response was Amazing… He said, ‘That’s Fine, just do me a favor, put a fresh Lime in it Every Morning.'”

Photo: Facebook/KTVL CBS 10 News, Medford

The Corona now serves as a tribute to the fallen soldier. It’s a symbol of care and a reminder of what some people lose for our freedom.

Check out the video below, courtesy of KTVL CBS 10 News, Medford:

One woman's tribute to her brother who had fallen in Iraq has inspired this Buffalo Wild Wings in Tacoma to keep the open beer on its bar.

Posted by KTVL CBS 10 News, Medford on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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