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No matter how strong you may think you are, there are always going to be moments when doubt starts to creep in.

If we can doubt ourselves, we can also doubt our faith in others. This is the quandary that Nicole Marie found herself in when she went to work for a Friday night shift. The waitress works for Milford, Michigan’s Red Dog Saloon, and was in a tough spot mentally.

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“Today my faith in future generations was restored!!” she began a Facebook post. So how did we get from point A to point B? Let’s take a closer look.

According to her post, a group of 6th-grade boys came to sit in her section and of course, she was reticent at first. There was no adult supervision to be seen and the boys said that they had been looking forward to the outing for weeks.

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“They were so excited and were extremely polite the whole entire time, using ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and trying to make it as easy as possible for me to get their order,” Nicole wrote. “One of the boys even told his friend to get off the phone when I was talking to them! It was so heartwarming to see how much they were trying, especially when there were no parents around to scold them if they weren’t on their best behavior.”

Their great manners did not go unnoticed by the rest of the restaurant. “A neighboring customer ended up picking up their tab and telling them to pay it forward!” Nicole shares. From there, she posted a photo of the table that the boys left behind. Everything was so clean and organized! None of her fears ended up coming to fruition at all.

Photo: Facebook/Nicole Marie

Anyone who believes that “kids these days” are problematic and destined to become troublemakers would do well to take a long look at that photo.

The kids are alright and she was more than happy to share the experience with us. Our hearts were touched and we hope that yours was, too.

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