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We have a friend that needs some encouragement.
This friend is a business owner.
He owns his own pizza/wings restaurant.
He is an honest, hard-working man, and has been repeatedly generous to his community.
Last week, for Veteran's Day, he gave free lunches to every veteran that walked into his restaurant.
It was his tangible way of saying "Thank You" to those who have served our country.
He was able to serve quite a few men and women, all who happily enjoyed this special treat.
Except one man.
Who felt he was "tossed aside" and "disrespected" because he was asked to show identification (as was everyone who came in that day for a free lunch). Perhaps he thinks we live in a world that is honest, with no one ever seeking to get something for free to which they're not entitled.
So he slandered our friend and his business with the local news, and started a fury of nastiness across the internet.
Needless to say, our friend was disheartened. He was trying to serve others, and as a result, was slammed. He has vowed to repeat this offer for a free lunch to veterans next year, regardless of how he was portrayed by this man and the media.
Please leave him a note of encouragement, would you?