Beer bought in memory of fallen soldier will be preserved in touching tribute by bar staff

Aug 07, 2018
10:02 A.M.
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A woman walked into a bar and ordered two beers, one for her and the other for her brother, a fallen soldier. The bartender gave her heartwarming news.


Phinious McAvey took to Facebook to share his experience when a woman walked into Buffalo Wild Wings in Washington.

The woman placed an order for two beers, a Blue Moon and a Corona. McAvey, who served her, informed her about the company policy to serve just one beer at a time.

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She told him that the second beer was not for her, but for a fallen soldier.

The woman mentioned that the fallen soldier was none other than her brother who had passed away in Iraq.


The tale touched McAvey, and he decided to go ahead and serve two beers despite it being against the company policy.

“It just sat next her at a empty seat her entire Lunch... When I brought her bill I told her Buffalo Wild Wings will be buying that beer... [sic]”

Phinious McAvey, Facebook, July 10, 2015.

He served the woman the two beers as she ate her meal with the Corona sat at the end of the table.

At the end when it was time to pay the check, McAvey told her that Buffalo Wild Wings would pay for her brother’s beer.


The woman, touched by the kind gesture, wrote a small thank you note on her credit card receipt.

The note read: “Thank you. An act of kindness goes a long way. It means a lot to me. Have a great rest of your day. — Grateful Soldiers.”

McAvey was not in favor of throwing away the unopened beer after the lady went away; he thought of another idea for the beer kept aside for the fallen soldier.


He put it on top of a cooler right next to the American flag for another fallen soldier.

He asked his manager Dan Banale if it was okay for him to do that and he was surprised to hear his boss’s response.

The manager agreed to his request but also asked him to put in a fresh lime in the beer every morning thereby preserving it for a long time to come.

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