Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry and his wife Julie are putting smiles on the faces of hospital workers in the Montreal area. Over the weekend, the family decided to open up $2,500 tabs at a pair of restaurants in the city.
Starting yesterday, front-line hospital workers were able to place their orders at either restaurant and have a meal on the Petry family tab.
“Julie and I are constantly thinking of all those on the front lines helping take care of others during this unthinkable time all over the world, but especially back in Montreal,” the veteran defenseman said in an Instagram post. “They have taken such good care of us and our kids over the years we can’t help but have those doctors, nurses and staff members on our hearts during this unfathomable time! The around the clock hours they are working to help fight this crazy virus is nothing short of heroic. I’m sure they would say “I’m just doing my job”, but to us it’s more than that. These selfless individuals are not only putting themselves at risk, but are also dealing with the same stresses that come along with these circumstances when they go home. We want them to know we are thinking of them & supporting them.
“The Petrys just want to say thank you! But even “thank you” doesn’t seem like enough. A small way we can show our support is by offering a meal from a couple of our favorite local restaurants.”
On Sunday, Petry had a follow-up post thanking those who went out and picked up their meals.
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Thank you to @mandysalads & @notreboeufdegrace for making everything happen today! . Hope everyone who got a meal today enjoyed it! The response and messages we received all day were truly heart warming and made us smile; just as we hoped the meal would do for you! Sorry to anyone that wasn’t able to get lunch or dinner on us, but stay tuned in the next few weeks as we hope to do it again with another local restaurant! . Thank you again to all those on the frontlines for all their tireless work! It is not going unnoticed and we are supporting you! . Please everyone; stay home, stay safe and wash your hands! Hopefully this will all be over soon!
That’s a really classy move by Jeff and Julie.