As I was walking down the street recently, I saw this anonymous note written in chalk on the sidewalk. It says "Thank you! =) <3"

Why was this note on a random sidewalk?

Well, it turns out that it wasn't a random sidewalk, it was the sidewalk right in front of Toms River Fire Company #1 on Robbins Street. Someone obviously wanted the firefighters to know how much we appreciate their service to our community.

Photo by Justin Louis

So I will echo that anonymous chalk message - thank you! To all of the men and women who risk their safety to protect ours, a heartfelt thank you!