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Random act of kindness starts chain reaction

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(WMC-TV) - A Memphis restaurant is "paying it forward" to thank them for starting a random act of kindness that started a chain reaction.

Amber Moffitt has been serving at Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken for eight and a half years, but Thursday something out of the ordinary happened.

Two Memphis police officers stopped in to eat dinner. Afterward, a mystery diner paid their tab. In return, the officers paid another table's tab. That table paid for another table, which paid for another table, too.

On it went until the staff could not believe it anymore.

"It was just an amazing night for us. It just set the mood for us for the rest of the night," said Moffitt. "We were just so overwhelmed with how awesome it turned out."

Moffitt called her general manager, who called the owner. But it was word of mouth that made the good deeds go viral, with a post made on the restaurant's Facebook page.

"Within a matter of minutes there was like a thousand likes on it and people were just commenting about how awesome it was," said Moffitt.

It got even better when Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken offered to pay it forward even more by pledging $250 to a charity of choice for the Memphis Police Department.

"And to see the good karma continue it just felt so good," explained Moffitt.

One random act of kindness spawned several others, perhaps leaving a taste in your mouth almost as good as fried chicken.

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