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Here’s How One Restaurant Manager Thanked A Couple For Not Drinking And Driving

If you want free chicken wings, do what this couple did in Alberta, Canada.

First, dine out at Original Joe's and have one too many drinks. Second, after assessing your impairments, call for an Uber and leave your car in the Original Joe's parking lot. Finally, go back to your car in the parking lot and find a note stuck to the windshield.

What did the note say? It was a letter written by the manager of Original Joe's, congratulating the couple for making the sensible decision and calling for an Uber instead of drinking and driving.

Along with the congratulatory note came a voucher for chicken wings at Original Joe's. The voucher was "the last thing I expected," Paula Schultz told TODAY.

Later, Schultz learned that Jay McLean, the managing partner who left the note, has been doing this for a while now.

McLean wasn't leaving the note for publicity; he thought it was the right thing to do.

"I just thought operating a restaurant in a rural type area like Sherwood Park where transit is minimal and a lot of people drive, I just thought it was the perfect match," McLean told CTV News.

After reading the note, Schultz shared the note on Facebook so that other businesses might see what Original Joe's did. She also wanted other readers to make the same decision that she and her husband made that night.

"You don't have to be drunk to be impaired," she said. "I wasn't some crazy drunk lady, but I definitely had no business driving."

Other businesses in the area are catching on to the trend, as another drinking establishment places a card under the windshield wiper saying thank you for not drinking and driving.

Schultz was touched by McLean's thoughtful gesture.

"In this day and age, the world is all about me, me, me," she said. "He did this because he wanted to do the right thing, and wanted to acknowledge that I did the right thing."