While working at a Jack in the Box restaurant in Bakersfield, California, Alex Mesta, 19, befriended a customer.
Mesta would often thank the customer, who he learned was a veteran, for his service and give him free coffee.
One evening, right before closing, Mesta gave the veteran two tacos at no cost.
The tacos were going to be thrown out soon, and Mesta didn’t see a need to waste the food.
If Mesta had charged the man, the bill would have been just under $4.00.
The following Monday, Mesta was fired.
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