by Ray Boyd

RIDLEY, Pa. (CBS) — A local marine and his family were the recipients of a very special thank you at a local restaurant recently.

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On May 9, Gina Taylor and her family went out for dinner at an Applebee’s in Ridley. With Gina and the family was her nephew Josh.

The Taylor family party was not a small one on that evening as nine of them were in attendance. Josh wore his Marine uniform to dinner that evening.

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When their meal was wrapping up, a generous person in the restaurant decided to show his thanks.

The entire check had been paid for; a check that included appetizers, meals and desserts for a party of nine. The gesture was simply to thank Josh for his service.

Gina took to Facebook to share the experience. She wrote a post urging people to share it in an effort to get it to reach the kind stranger so that the family could express their thanks to him.

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Her post has been shared over 1,900 times in an effort to return the thank you.