When Jeff Pezzell and his wife Nancy sat down to eat at Leo's Coney Island on Telegraph Road in Taylor on Wednesday, they could not imagine how their meal would end.
In a Facebook post, Jeff wrote a letter of thanks to another customer at Leo's for the touching gesture that was made.
"To the person(s) that noticed that my wife is receiving chemo for cancer who anonymously had a server at Leo's Coney Island on Telegraph in Taylor pass my wife a hand written note and a very generous gift...," Jeff wrote. "... Thank you, Thank you and Thank you."
Jeff posted the message on the Facebook group page, Downriver and Friends. Along with the post, he added a photo of the note that was sent to his wife and handwritten on a napkin.
The anonymous customer wrote: "I am fighting the fight also. I seen your hat and your port. I am currently receiving chemo also. Take this and put it towards your lunch. God bless you and stay strong."
The note ended with, "No warrior fights alone!"
Nancy has been battling cancer since January, and chemo treatments began in March, her husband Jeff said.
In response to the note and gift, Jeff wrote that "It made us both well up a little."
By Wednesday evening, the Facebook post had garnered over 3,000 reactions and nearly 200 comments.
The couple said that they plan to pay it forward the thoughtful gesture of the anonymous customer.