NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - A first responder helping with the investigation into the Charlottesville violence walked into a Wegmans supermarket to pick up a couple of pizzas for staff at the base camp and says he was overcome with the generosity he was shown.
According to a post on the Metro Richmond Fire Incidents Facebook page, when he left, it was with a vehicle full of hot food, chips, and drinks, all donated by the store.
And he says the store manager and cafe manager provided direct contact info, and dedicated themselves and other staff to cooking for all of the public safety personnel at the scene.
They fired up all their ovens, called in extra bakers, and even emptied their freezers to cook boxed pizza when they ran out of dough.
The night manager stayed till 1 a.m. and the opening manager had carts lined up with breakfast, sorted by delivery location.
The first responder says the store refused to take a payment until they told them they wouldn't leave until they paid.
The Wegmans fed over 1,000 law enforcement and National Guard soldiers, amid absolute chaos, and with no advanced notice.
The post said, "No matter what evil events take place in the world, there will always be acts of service & kindness that rise up and triumph over it."