“We really appreciate their efforts… though we do prefer our associates to be behind the counter,” Pat Warner, the director of PR and external affairs for Waffle House, told AL.com. “The key to our concept is, we’re there to serve you, not the other way around.”
But hey, sometimes people need their waffles -- and these strangers clearly understood that.
Ethan Crispo, a customer who was there at the time, described the situation to AL.com as "the most fascinating thing," adding that "it was just one of the most wild instances of really, really cool people just coming together."
We think so, too, and salute the kindness of strangers who arrived for waffles and stayed to do a waffle lot of good.