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A touching note posted on the window of a restaurant has gained the attention of passer byers and the internet.
With Thanksgiving peeking around the corner, the restaurant’s owner is aware that some people might be alone on the special holiday. His restaurant, Senate Coney Island, in Northville, Michigan, is extending dinner invitations to individuals who are home alone on Thanksgiving day.
The owner, George, moved to the United States from Greece when he was 23 years old. He experienced homelessness at a young age when he left home for Athens at the age of 12.
The now-successful businessman told WILX10 that he once had to depend on others for food during his struggle. Back on his feet and succeeding with his restaurant business, George is paying it forward and offering free meals to lonely diners in the spirit of Thanksgiving day. It has become something of a tradition, of which he said:
“It makes my heart feel good to do it, and help a little bit.”
Redditor rhymingisfun snapped a photo of the note and posted it to the site on Thursday. The picture of the man’s good deed has since gone viral.