“If you’re reading this, generous stranger(s), we just want you to know how moved we were”

tabard inn
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

“Dear PoPville,

I proposed to my girlfriend Friday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. It’s our favorite spot for special occasions and didn’t disappoint Friday, out on the patio with perfect weather, candlelight, ambiance, and delicious food and drink. We were having a wonderful time even before the proposal, which prompted even more smiling, laughing, hugging, etc. Just when things couldn’t get any more awesome, we learned that one of our fellow patrons had asked to pay our bill for us. My girlfriend’s – (whoops! fianceĂ©’s) – parents have not been supportive of us (I’m a woman) and my own parents passed away before we met, so we’ve been kind of missing that whole feeling of someone ‘breaking out the bubbly’ to say congratulations. The table asked to remain anonymous and in our stunned state, we’re not sure we really conveyed to the staff how thankful and appreciative we were for the thoughtful and amazing gesture.

If you’re reading this, generous stranger(s), we just want you to know how moved we were by you wanting to share in the happiness of our decision to spend the rest of our lives together. Thank you for making us feel special. Your gesture meant so much more to us than you probably knew. Thank you!”

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