Bartender's Sweet Gesture for Fallen Soldier Is a Big Hit
A beer gets a place of honor
By Brownie Marie,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2015 3:42 PM CDT
Note left for Buffalo Wild Wings server Brian Avey by a servicewoman. She ordered a Corona with her meal in memory of her brother, a fallen soldier.   (Facebook/Brian Avery)

(Newser) – A restaurant in Washington state has honored a fallen soldier with one sweet gesture followed by a second. A servicewoman came into Buffalo Wild Wings in Tacoma and ordered a Corona and a Blue Moon from bartender Brian Avey, reports Mashable. Avey informed the woman that customers can buy only one beer at a time, so she explained the reason for the second drink: "She said the Corona was for her brother who died in Iraq and I won't be drinking it," he writes on Facebook. The restaurant paid for her Corona that day, and the customer left a thank-you note, saying the "act of kindness" moved her.

Avey says he couldn’t bring himself to pour out the Corona when the woman left, so he put it on display at the bar, next to an American flag. When he told his boss the reason, his boss not only approved, he asked that it get a fresh lime every day. The story has received over 100,000 likes on Facebook and has been shared nearly 45,000 times. And the Corona is still there. “We’re not getting rid of that beer,” Avey tells Q13 Fox. “That beer is for a fallen soldier who protected our country.”