Hibachi Chef Now Spends Days Cooking for Kids Affected by School Closures in Alabama

    A private hibachi chef is winning hearts online for his selfless act of cooking for children who are affected by the school closures during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Joe Cook, a private hibachi chef in Dothan, Alabama, is dedicating his own time to cook for children who are stuck at home as schools closed their doors to prevent further spreading of COVID-19, according to CBS This Morning.

    Cook will provide the children with free hibachi chicken, fried rice and a cookie on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through early April.

    “As a refugee kid in Cambodia, Thailand border, I was hungry,” Cook told CBS This Morning. “And, you know, these people bring me a box of rice, and there’s a little meat in there. I mean, it tasted so good to me when I was a kid. That filled me up, you know.”

    “To this day, I want to have the opportunity to serve other kids,” he added.

    Cook has partnered with the Selma Baptist Church, a local house of worship, where the free meals are served to local children.

    Feature Image via @CBSThisMorning

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