When a group of New York firefighters came in after battling a house fire in frigid early morning temperatures, shift manager Heather Levia decided to pay $83 out of her own pocket for their breakfast.

After another department ordered $70 more, the 23-year-old single mom sent a message to her boss asking if the restaurant would pick up the tab. When he declined, she picked up that tab as well.

When one of the firefighters called her boss to complain, thinking the restaurant had forced her to pay, Levia was fired.

"You opened a whole bee's nest," Levia says her boss told her. For his part, her boss claimed she was fired for swearing at him. Levia admits to saying "freaking," but that's it.