A family of five received an unexpected bonus when they got their restaurant tab, and discovered the waitress had given them a $4 for having "Well Behaved Kids."

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The receipt was posted on Reddit by user farthoven, and the kids' mom jumped in with an explanation.

My family (me, husband, 2 year old, 3 year old and 8 year old) went out to dinner Friday evening at a small restaurant in Poulsbo, WA. We enjoyed a fabulous dinner sans crayons, iPods, and other toys. We appreciate conversing with one another over dinner and always use our dinners out to catch up and do just that. I worked in the restaurant industry prior to having kids and so have high expectations of my children when we are out to eat. We never arrive starving and always tip well. I encourage all parents to take their kids out to eat so they know how to do so. This kind of reward was not expected and probably not something they do regularly. Frankly, it is not the kind of restaurant you often see young children at. Our server visited our table toward the end of our dinner and remarked at how the entire serving staff hadn't even noticed there were young children at our table. They brought us a bowl of ice cream to share and we saw this little nugget of goodness on our tab at the end of our meal.

So far, the image has generated over 1,500 responses. Some disagree with the restaurant, saying parents shouldn't be rewarded just because they've taught their kids to behave. Others have taken the opportunity to bash parents who aren't able to control their children in public.

What do you think?

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