The homeless are typically ignored, berated or looked down on by those passing them by. Many people connect homelessness with laziness, but in actuality, many of the homeless are mentally ill or have lost everything through a series of unfortunate events. But every now and again, a story comes along that restores your faith in humanity. This is one of those stories.
Staff members at a Little Caesars in Fargo, North Dakota, noticed a man digging through their trash every day like clockwork. The staff claimed he looked embarrassed when they’d catch him, but they assumed that he had no other choice than to feed himself out of their trash.
Instead of letting him continue, the staff typed up a note and put it in the window of the store.
The note read: “To the person going through our trash for their next meal, you’re a human being and worth more than a meal from the dumpster. Please come in during operating hours for a couple of slices of hot pizza and a cup of water at no charge. No questions asked.”
The action of the restaurant immediately got the attention of the community when Fargo local, Rachel Nistler, tweeted about the note taped to the door. She praised the restaurant, writing, “Very impressed with @littlecaesars in North Fargo.”
It’s unclear if the homeless man ever did come in and receive some food, but just knowing that people care is what really matters.
A local paper covered the story and discovered that this particular Little Caesars had a history of doing things for those less fortunate.
According to Inforum, if the restaurant doesn’t sell their ready-to-order pizzas, they don’t throw them out.
Instead, they donate them to homeless shelters. The staff also includes handwritten inspirational notes to try to cheer the residents up. It’s the little things that can change your outlook on life, and this company is excelling at it.