Restaurant Owner Offers Homeless Man Job Instead of Handout
25-year-old Cesia Baires, who opened a restaurant in Minneapolis last year called Abi's Café. So far business has been kind of slow.
A homeless guy named Marcus walked in and asked her for change earlier this month and she said no. Instead she asked why he didn't have a job, he said he couldn't find one because he has a criminal record.
Marcus, seemed like a decent guy, so she offered to pay him if he'd work for a couple hours washing dishes. For the past three weeks, he's been showing up on time and working two-hour shifts whenever she needs help.
Cesia says the thing that really got to her was when she gave him a sandwich after his first shift, because he only ate half of it, then walked outside, and gave the other half to a woman who was also homeless.
There's no word yet from Cesia on how much extra business the story is bringing in, but it's basically like free advertising.