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Voorhees Police Officer Leaves Pregnant Waitress $100 Tip, Touching Note

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GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) -- A South Jersey police officer is getting some praise Sunday night after he left a well-meaning note for a pregnant waitress. The Voorhees officer also left a big tip after having lunch at the Lamp Post Diner in Gloucester Township.

His bill was less than $9, but he tipped more than ten times that. And it was to support the waitress, who is pregnant with her first child.

Courtney English is expecting to give birth to a little baby girl in about a month.

But on Friday, she wasn't expecting this.

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She received a $100 tip on a tab that was just $8.75.

"I didn't know until he left. And when I found out, I was hysterical," English said.

The customer who left the tip was a Voorhees police officer who English had never seen before.

He also left a message: "Enjoy your first. You will never forget it."

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"I respect all officers, so I mean it just gives me a higher respect for them and their job. So it was just really awesome," English said.

The Voorhees police chief told Eyewitness News the officer wants to remain anonymous.

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But for English, this small bill made a big impact.

"Definitely, thank you," English said. "It really means a lot. It's been really hard saving for the past couple months, so it was really, really amazing."

English is due on April 1 and she says she'll continue serving at the Lamp Post Diner until the end of the month.

She already has a name for her little girl -- Kayleigh.

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