Pizza restaurant posts touching note on door after finding out homeless people eat from dumpster
One North Dakota Pizza place melted hearts across the internet with their thoughtful gesture towards the homeless. The General Manager also had more to say to the press.
It’s hard not to notice the homeless around us. It’s almost like, every corner you turn, there’s one begging for money or food. Some take a step further and dig through dumpsters for leftovers that may sustain them.
In Fargo, North Dakota, the case is very much the same, with some of those homeless folks finding their way to the dumpster of Little Caesars restaurant. The General Manager, Michelle Lussier, noticed this and did something that has now gone viral and restored our faith in humanity.
Lussier put up a note in the window that would make every homeless person feel loved and recognized. It read:
“To the person going through our trash for their next meal, you’re a human being and worth more than a meal from a dumpster. Please come in during operating hours for a couple slices of hot pizza and a cup of water at no charge. No questions asked.”
There’s still time to try our 5 Meat Feast. Order one today on our app! pic.twitter.com/akzT1KmXP1— Little Caesars Pizza (@littlecaesars) September 11, 2018
A Twitter user, Rachel Nistler, noticed the sign, took a snapshot and shared it on her page. The post immediately went viral with thousands of Likes and Retweets; the story was also picked up by local news.
While speaking to Valley News Live, Lussier reiterated:
"Don’t feel embarrassed if you’re hungry and you don’t want to do what others do, you know stand on the corner for handouts. You feel down about that, you’re more than welcome to come here and grab a couple slices."
Lussier’s action has been hailed by social media users as a ray of hope in today’s world. One Twitter user said:
“This made my heart happy... and a tear to my eye... It gives me hope for our future and the future of humanity.”
The particular Little Caesars branch also donates leftover pizza to the homeless and local food pantries. Earlier this year, the restaurant’s "Love Kitchen" visited a homeless shelter where they distributed fresh pizza made from scratch.
ABC13 Eyewitness News reports that the “company and local franchises donated all the food and labor costs for the pizza.”
Stories like this warm the heart, and we hope everyone can take a cue. Talking or caring about a situation is not all there is to it. We must charge ourselves to do something.
NOT SO LUCKY
Unfortunately, not all homeless people get the same kind of treatment Little Caesars offered. One man discovered this in a sad incident at a McDonald’s restaurant in Myrtle Beach.
The customer had invited a homeless man to eat with him, but the restaurant staff refused to serve him. When the paying customer condemned their behavior, the team called in the police.
Read all about that heartbreaking story here.