Someone Left This Heartbreaking Letter on a Jollibee Receipt
A heartbreaking letter was left on the table by a mysterious customer at Jollibee on September 24. The store manager of the Jollibee Countrymall in Cebu uploaded the note on Facebook.
“My Jollibee. Thank you sa 32 years. Karon akong last kaon nimo kay startin ugma, mag sugod na akong chemotherapy. Na koy stage 4 cancer. My doctor said that I have 3 months na lang. Once again, thank you my Jollibee. Until my next life. Aylabyu my Jollibee.”
(“My Jollibee. Thank you for the 32 years. This will be the last time I will eat Jollibee because starting tomorrow, I will undergo chemotherapy. I have stage-4 cancer. My doctor said I only have three months. Once again, thank you, my Jollibee. Until my next life. I love you my Jollibee.”)
According to Mechelle Centurias, manager of Jollibee Countrymall, she could not hold back tears when she read the letter. She looked for the mysterious customer who wrote the letter he had already left.
Below is Centurias’s post on Facebook:
“I was told that feedback is a gift. But this one is a totally different gift. It hits me to the core.
“One of our guests at Jollibee left this note at the back of his receipt. After silently eating at one corner of the store, he cleaned up his table, brought the tray to the claim area, and left. Our dining crew saw the note written on his receipt and gave it to me. I thought it was a feedback from a dissatisfied customer but it wasn’t. It was a different [kind of] ‘thank you’ message from someone who had his last Jollibee meal before his chemotherapy for stage-4 cancer. He was sharing that his doctor gave him 3 months to live.
“With a heavy heart, I immediately took the chance to look for the customer at the dining area but I was told he just left. I lost the chance of speaking to him and to give him thanks and encouragement.
“To this ‘brave someone’ who just prepared himself for a big fight, we pray for your recovery. The 3 months your doctor gave you can be 3 years or 3 decades or longer. God gives miracles. We just have to believe and strengthen our faith.
“I hope we’ve served you better and made you happy when you’re at Jollibee. Welabyu.”