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What do teenagers love more than their phones? Turns out, it’s a free meal.
A group of teenagers in California went to Double D Steak restaurant in Fortuna for their high school prom on Saturday.
The 11 Fortuna High School students sat in the restaurant, then shortly after the waiter came to their table and said someone anonymously pay for their meal and to get what she wanted,” Kim McKenzie Emmons, mother of one of the girls at the dinner, he wrote on Facebook.
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However, the free meal came with a catch — the group was to “stay off their phones for the entire dinner.”
Without hesitation, the teens gave their phones than to the waiter.
“The great part about this story is that my daughter said they talked the whole night without distraction, and said: it was a blast,” Emmons wrote.
The group was lucky enough to meet their anonymous donor in the direction of the end of their meal.
“The anonymous man came to their table, while he went out and said they were a nice group and that it brought back memories of his time when he was younger. Thank you for the man that not only paid for their food, but taught them you can have a really good time without technology,” Emmons concluded in the Facebook message.
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Since the mother placed the sweet story on social media, dozens have responded, praised the heartwarming encounter.
“I have the chills! What a gift from the lord, and the group – not because of the money, but the lesson of life and the true meaning of making memories,” a woman wrote on Facebook.
“That’s great!!!!” another woman cheered.
“WOW! That man is great! And what a beautiful lesson to the girls, to enjoy each other with the fullest! Life gives us by so quickly, especially this year,” another person touched by the moment of comment.
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Even the restaurant, Double D Steak, responded by saying that they were happy that the event unfold.
“This was so great! It was so fun to see them all in conversation with each other and not on the phones!” the establishment comments.
Emmons responded to the restaurant to ask for the generous man contact so she let him know how thankful she was of his kind gesture.