When Paula Grzelak-Schultz returned to her car on Tuesday morning, she found a note on her windshield. The nail technician assumed that she was in trouble for parking her car in the front of Original Joe's Restaurant and Bar, but then she discovered the kindhearted intent behind the letter.
"Just wanted to thank you for leaving your car parked overnight," Jay McLean, the pub's managing partner, wrote in the letter. "I'm not sure if you had consumed alcohol at our restaurant or not, but we wanted to thank you for not drinking and driving."
Included with the letter was a voucher good for one pound of chicken wings at the bar.
"Life is valuable, have a great weekend," McLean wrote in the letter.
After doing some investigating, Grzelak-Schultz learned that this was not the first time that McLean had thanked patrons for parking their cars overnight. In fact, McLean got the idea from another bar nearby.
"It's all about community, and I thought this was the perfect way to impact my community," McLean told Global News.
Grzelak-Schultz shared the letter on Facebook. She was so impressed with the kind gesture that she is "definitely going back" to the bar "because of how well this guy treats his patrons."
So far, her Facebook post has received over 16,000 likes.
A person is injured every two minutes because of drunk driving, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. And while there are still fatalities, the number of drunk driving incidents has decreased, thanks to many campaigns and initiatives — including kind acts like McLean's.
A Plus reached out to Grzelak-Schultz for a comment.