(Meredith) -- A police officer in New Jersey left a generous tip for a waitress after learning she was pregnant with her first child, according to the server's dad. 

Brian Cadigan said his 23-year-old daughter, Courtney English, was waiting tables at the Lamp Post Diner in Clementon on Friday when a Voorhees police officer came in for lunch. 

The officer apparently overhead English, who is seven-months pregnant, telling other diners about the upcoming birth of her first child. 

After eating his meal, the officer left English a $100 tip on his $8.75 check. He also included a heartfelt note that read: "Enjoy your first. You will never forget it." 

Cadigan then took to Facebook to tell his friends about the touching moment between his daughter and the kindhearted police officer. The post went viral, amassing more than 9,000 reactions and 3,000 shares. 

"What a wonderful person to not only leave a VERY generous tip, but a lovely message," he wrote. "I don't know you Mr. Police Officer, but you made my little girl cry, and made her year."

"Thank you. I always had the utmost respect for officers, but you went above and beyond." 

The Courier Post reports that English is due April 1, and she's already picked out a name for her little girl: Kayleigh.

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