Jackie and her husband had just welcomed their third child, and their relationship was under a little strain. Together with their kids, the couple went out for a supposedly relaxing family dinner. However, they never expected that their waitress would do this to them...
1. The Drama
The whole family had been enjoying a nice meal at the restaurant. But when Jackie returned from a restroom break, she was seething. She caught the waitress slipping a note to her husband. Jackie didn't want to cause a big scene, but she couldn't simply sit back and pretend nothing had happened.
2. Bursting Into Tears
Jackie demanded her husband show her what the waitress had just left. But as she read the note, tears rolled down her face. She had a tough personality after having served for quite some time in the U.S. Army. But despite that, a waitress's note had made her cry. What could possibly make a war hero break down like this? Even her husband couldn't believe her reaction. What on earth did the note say?
3. Strange Feelings
In fact, Jackie had watched from afar for a moment before going back to her table. She wondered how her husband would react. As he was reading the note, all his emotions were clearly written on his face. He didn't realize that Jackie had seen the entire interaction from a distance. In no time, Jackie felt a feeling she never had before. What's worse, as she watched, she was left in a cold sweat.
4. His Reaction
Jackie thought her husband would crumple up the note and toss it aside, but instead, he took out his phone. Had the waitress just given him her phone number? Jackie couldn't believe what she was seeing.
5. Was He Falling In Love?
Seeing all this, Jackie couldn't help but think that her husband had fallen out of love with her and that he was tired of living with her and their kids. Her heart sank into the pit of her stomach as she watched the scene unfolding right before her eyes.
6. Feeling Self-Abased
Taking care of three kids means that you would often appear exhausted and messy, but Jackie did her best to look nice. However, she still felt she didn't hold the same physical or mental appeal she once had. Her husband, on the other hand, was undeniably a good looking man.
7. Such A Charming Man
Of course, Jackie considered her husband attractive. She even noticed how other women looked at him. She always tried her best to brush it off, but the way this waitress looked at him when she was away really got on her nerves.
8. Facing The Facts
Jackie couldn't deny that their relationship had changed over the years. Sometimes, she felt insecure and uncertain about her marriage and wondered if she should address it. But she managed to suppress these thoughts. However, on this particular night, there was a good reason for her insecurities. She hoped she had misunderstood the waitress, but suddenly, she remembered something very suspicious about her.
9. A Plot From The Very Beginning?
Just after they arrived at the restaurant, the newborn began fussing. Jackie then started breastfeeding the baby at the table. She could tell people were staring at her, but the waitress was instead staring at her husband. As she continued feeding her baby, she noticed how intently the waitress was watching him. Perhaps the waitress had planned everything from the very beginning.
10. Her Jealousy
As she watched the waitress swooping in on her husband while she was not there, Jackie felt an overwhelming sense of anger taking over her. Meanwhile, a million outrageous thoughts flashed through her mind as the burning question consumed her: What was written on the note?
11. Demanding Answers
The worst part for Jackie was that her husband took out his phone immediately after reading the note. It seemed like he was saving her phone number. The more Jackie watched, the more she realized something was wrong. So, she walked back to the table and demanded to see the note, but soon she started crying.
12. Suspicious Of Everything
It turned out the waitress had written something on their bill. She’d offered Jackie's husband an exclusive discount, but why? How could she flirt with a married man with his wife right there?
13. The Center Of Problems
The note also mentioned the fact that Jackie had chosen to breastfeed in a public place like a restaurant. Jackie was accustomed to being the center of controversy like this, but no one had ever been so frank with her about it before.
14. An Emotional Moment
Suddenly, Jackie couldn't hold back anymore and she burst into tears. She couldn't believe what she was reading. How could the waitress have written something like this? The mom finally slumped down into her seat. But instead of getting angry, she was inspired.
15. Going Public
Jackie had such strong feelings about what the waitress had done that she decided to post the whole story on her social media account. She knew that breastfeeding in public was always a hot topic, but she was still shocked to see how people responded to her post.
16. Sharing Her Emotions
Jackie explained in her post: "I have breastfed three children... I have breastfed them in countless places both pleasant and unpleasant, discreetly and out in the open. I have gotten many looks and stares, but tonight erases any negativity I have ever received. I ate at Fong's for the first time tonight. Having a fussy baby, I nursed him for a while in the booth and eventually left the table early [so] as to not disrupt the restaurant. The waitress gave this receipt to my husband. I was speechless and emotional." So, what exactly did the note say?
17. The Note That Caused It All
The waitress, whose name was Bodi, had been a waitress for quite some time. She had noticed many times that moms who chose to breastfeed in public were stared at and talked about. Though she never experienced the bias personally, she was still angry to see people judging nursing moms. She was so thrilled to see Jackie feeding her baby that she wrote on their bill, "I bought one of your pizzas... Please thank your wife for breastfeeding!!"
18. Amazing Feeling
It's not common that a mom gets such positive feedback about breastfeeding in public. Jackie then found Bodi and thanked her in person. “Although I don’t need a pat on the back for feeding my child, it sure felt amazing. It is amazing how we women can make each other feel when we empower each other," Jackie explained.
19. Going Viral
Jackie thought that her husband had taken out his phone to save the waitress's phone number. She couldn't have been more wrong about it though. He just wanted to capture this amazing note for himself, and Jackie did the same. Peoples' responses to her post were incredible, praising both Bodi and her. Bodi's note even started a fabulous wave of notes like this.
20. All That She Wants
Jackie, along with other breastfeeding moms in the world, was sick of getting stared at for simply feeding a child in a natural way. Bodi proved that there were people out there supporting them. While the topic of breastfeeding is still a bit awkward to bring up, progress is being made, and that's exactly what Jackie wants.
21. Ripples Of A Good Deed
Fortunately, after the interaction with Bodi, the couple's relationship is better than ever. Jackie was brave enough to speak out for moms who choose to breastfeed in public. Bodi herself probably never thought her small act of kindness would have such a positive impact on the couple, and even on people across the world.