“We went out to eat last night at a little Chinese place after church,” she explained on Facebook. “Right as we were getting ready to ask for our ticket the waitress brought us this.”
The diner offered to pick up the bill as an early Christmas present to Ms Edwards and her family, explaining how he had lost his wife to cancer.
The note said: “I lost my wife to cancer five years ago. I know how tough it can be going through this. Your meal is on me. Merry Christmas.”
Ms Edwards, a respiratory therapist, added that her cancer battle had shown her that there are “a lot of good people in this world”, adding: “I am grateful my own family won’t be leaving notes like this for others.”
She continued: “It has been hard, I have fought, I have been sick, tears have been shed, I have missed out on things, I have lost …