A ROMANTIC Pizza Express manager is being praised for letting a school-aged couple eat for free after they lost the money for their £35 bill.
A mum took to social media to highlight the heart-warming act of generosity shown to her 12-year-old son while he was on a special date in an Edinburgh restaurant at the weekend.
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In the post which has been shared more than 3,000 times Zoe explained how her 12-year-old son lost some of the cash set aside for a meal after a fun-filled day out in the town.
The mum wrote: “My son text me worrying and asking what they should do.
“I rang him and asked to speak to the waiter/waitress to check if I would be able to pay over the phone with my card.
“It was passed to the manager who said we’ll see what it comes to, and if it’s not much over how much they have, then we can waive the extra.
“I thought that was very kind, but was anticipating a call later on to pay the difference.
“The manager then called back a few minutes later to say not to worry, they would cover it, so I figured he’d seen what they’d already ordered and decided it wouldn’t be too much.
“He then told them to order what they wanted and they’d deal with the bill at the end. No longer worrying, they enjoyed a great meal.”
She added: “So I was surprised when my son arrived home to find that the manager had waived the whole bill and told him to put away the money they did have. The bill was around £35.
“Such a kind gesture that made the difference between the day going wrong and them having a great experience.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to the staff and manager at Pizza Express, North Bridge, Edinburgh, for looking after them so well.”
Many people have praised the kind deed on social media.
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Finn P Goddard said: “Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story.
“Generosity and kindness is a gorgeous gift and one which your lovely son + girlfriend with remember always.”
Maureen Ferry-Mace added: “Ah that’s such a beautiful story and just goes to show that not all big companies are about profits, but customer care and experience.”
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