Woman finds surprising note on car she left in bar parking lot overnight

When Paula Schultz and her husband felt they had too much to drink to safely drive home from Original Joe's restaurant in Alberta, Canada, they made the smart decision to leave their car in the parking lot, call themselves a ride and pick up their vehicle the next day.

"(The car) was there for almost 48 hours, literally right in front of the entryway," Schultz told TODAY. "When I got back, it was under 4 inches of snow ... It was a total walk of shame."

However, as she neared her vehicle, Schultz noticed a piece of paper on her windshield that she thought might be some sort of ticket or nasty note.

"When I found the letter on my windshield, I thought I was getting in trouble for leaving my car in front of the entryway to the pub," she said in a Facebook post about the incident.

Upon closer inspection, Schultz discovered that she was not in trouble at all -- rather, she was being thanked by the restaurant manager for making the right decision.

"Please accept this as a thank you for being responsible," the letter read. Enclosed was even a voucher for a pound of chicken wings.

Though the free wings were but a small token of appreciation, Schulz says that manager Jay McLean's actions have ensured their future patronship.

"I''m so impressed. Definitely going back," she wrote. "Not just because of the voucher, but because of how well this guy treats his patrons."

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