Four policemen of the Homestead Borough police department bought meal for a couple who refused to sit close to them at a restaurant in Pennsylvania.
An attendant at the Eat'n Park diner in Homestead Jesse Meyer said the couple asked for another table after being brought to one near the police officers last weekend.
She told WTAE: "A couple goes to sit down and the guy looks over at one of the police officers and was like, 'Nah I don't want to sit here.”
One of the policemen, Chuck Thomas told the man and woman as they moved towards the other side of the restaurant that it was okay to sit near his group and that they won't hurt them.
Tomas said:"He looked at me hard again and said he's not sitting here and walked away."
Another officer, Strang suggested: “Well, we should pay his tab. "
On the bill, they wrote: "Sir, your check was paid for by the police officers that you didn't want to sit next to. Thank you for your support."
They also included a $10 tip on the almost $30 meal.
Their action has since gone viral as Thomas posted the note on Facebook saying “I paid the guys check that didn't want to sit next to us! I left this note for him!
He said: "Essentially, the whole goal of it was to let him know that we're not here to hurt you, we're not here for that … We're here for you. We work for the public. And we just want to better the relationship between the community and the police."
The officers said they got a smile and a thank you from the couple as they left.
A lot of people went up to them to shake hands and thanked them but one could just feel tight air through the community.
Tensions between the public and police have been high in the last couple of weeks in the wake of high-profile police shootings and the sniper attack on officers in Dallas and Texas on Friday which left five officers dead.