Hungry Homeless Man Walks into a Pizza Shop and sees THESE on The Wall. What an Awesome Surprise!
One day, a customer walked into Rosa’s Fresh Pizza shop in Philadelphia asked if there was anyway he could pay for a slice for a homeless person. Essentially, he wanted to donate $1 (the cost of a slice of pizza), so that if any homeless person came in short on change, the pizza would be paid for.
The owner, Mason Wartman, thought this was a great idea. He noted the prepaid pizza on a Post-it and put it up in his store. The next day, a man with only 65 cents came into the store. Wartman was delighted to tell him his pizza was already paid for.
More and more the customers were happy to contribute a few bucks to buying the homeless and hungry the pizza slices. A few customers turned into thousands. So far, Wartman has given away 10,000 slices of pizza.
Now, the pizza shop is covered in Post-it notes. Each one represents a donation. You can grab one if you’re homeless or short on change and get a free pizza. It’s not a social experiment, like the one where people take a dollar or give a dollar to strangers, it’s a bona fide system of kindness.
“I was seven years homeless myself, as a veteran. I finally got myself out of the rut. I got myself an income, and I want to pay it forward,” one veteran said.
This just goes to show how one person can make a huge difference in their community. All it takes is one great idea!