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Restaurant Received Heartwarming Letter After Suffering Dozens Of Coronavirus Cancellations

Restaurant Received Heartwarming Letter After Suffering Dozens Of Coronavirus Cancellations

A restaurant that has suffered major cancellations as a result of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak was touched to received a heartwarming letter stuffed with cash from a customer who still wanted to pay for their meal.

Italian eatery Prego in Bristol has been force to close and offer takeaways as a result of government orders urging people to stop all non-essential contact.

This saw dozens of tables booked for Mother's Day this Sunday cancelled.

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Prego in Bristol is one of many businesses forced to close their doors (Credit: Triangle News)
Prego in Bristol is one of many businesses forced to close their doors (Credit: Triangle News)

But the restaurant's owner, Olly Gallery was shocked when a letter containing £80 cash was stuffed through the Italian's letterbox from one of his bookings.

The letter read: "We had to cancel Mother's Day lunch last night but want you to still be here when this is all over.

"Here's some money we would have spent on Sunday to help out."

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The letter was posted through the door of the restaurant by a man and two boys.

The sweet gesture was left my a man and his two sons (Credit: Triangle News)
The sweet gesture was left my a man and his two sons (Credit: Triangle News)

"They walked off and we opened the letter and it basically said they needed to cancel Mother's Day but sent us the cash anyway!," Olly added.

"I ran after them to thank them.

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"The cash goes straight to the staff, who we've had to send home this week.

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Restaurant owner Olly Gallery was thrilled by the gesture (Credit: Triangle News)
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The manager added: "We've been operating here for ten years, we have a lot of regulars and know their names and what they like to eat.

"We're always busy."

Speaking about the affect coronavirus has had on his business, he said: "This is absolutely devastating for us.

"If we have to close for more than a month, I am not sure if the business will survive."

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Posting the sweet gesture online, regulars said they were heart-warmed.

"Lovely gesture. Stay safe Olly," one said.

"Wow! That's so lovely," another added.

Prego in Bristol (Credit: Triangle News)
Prego in Bristol (Credit: Triangle News)

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In times like this, it always pays to be kind. You might just make someone's day!

Featured Image Credit: Triangle News

Topics: Life News, Life, Coronavirus, Real Life

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Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.