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Stranger pays big lunch bill for students from autism program

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Students in autism classes at a New Jersey school who took a Cinco de Mayo lunch trip to Jose Tejas Restaurant, were treated to their meals by an anonymous donor.

Jeannette Gruskowski, a teacher at Matthew Jago School in Woodbridge, says that 5 classes had taken the trip.

At the end of the meal the manager came over and told the group that their entire $485 bill had been paid for by a fellow patron.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, told the manager that she has a grandchild with special needs and she wanted to show the teachers her appreciation.

The school created a card to thank the stranger. The delivered it to Jose Tejas in hopes that the woman will see it the next time she visits the restaurant.

It read: "There are not words to express how touched and grateful we are to you. Your act of generosity will forever be embedded in our hearts. Our hope for our students on these class trips is that they will be able to generalize skills they have leared in the classroom. We teach our students valuable lifeskills, social skills and communication skills in a real life setting. With that being said, I want you to know that you gave our students so much more!"

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