Anonymous customer pays for homeless man’s lunch for six months in Budapest
Our faith in humanity is restored. One of Lipóti Bakery’s regular customers gave EUR 350 (HUF 110,000) to the bakery’s employees and asked them to use the money to feed a homeless man for six months, szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu reports.
One we have realised that burying our heads in the sand is not going to change anything, we come to the realisation that a great number of things happen every day that make us completely lose faith in humanity. However, what we should emphasize more is all the good that is happening in the world. We should be talking more about people who fight for equality, people who achieve incredible things with their talents or risk their lives to help others. This article is about an act of love and caring.
Alexandra, an employee of the Lipóti Bakery in Buda where the incident happened, told the whole story in a Facebook post.
“One of our regulars came in two weeks ago, and left HUF 110,000 (EUR 350) here, asking us to provide lunch for a homeless man every day for six months. Wow!”
Alexandra also said that although, it felt really nice that the customer trusted the bakery with such a large amount of money, at first they were a bit reluctant to grant this request.
“It is one thing if you go outside and give food to a homeless person, but it is a totally different thing to welcome him in the bistro.”
People of the bakery did not hesitate for long, and eventually they decided to do what the customer asked them to do: help.
The homeless man’s name is Sándor, and he has been having lunch at Lipóti Bakery every day since the end of October.
During this time, employees of the bakery had a chance to get to know him a little.
“He was a driver who lost his job 13 years ago due to his employer’s death. He has been living on the streets ever since. He had a few rough periods in his life but he has been sober for three years, and he uses public showers every day. . . he is trying to rebuild his life and he needs help.”
Alexandra also mentioned in her Facebook post that Sándor is a very nice person to talk to. She also wrote that:
“It is also important that he can have lunch in the bistro every day like a normal person. He can feel welcomed and regarded as a normal human being, part of our society.”
No one knows who the generous customer is except the bakery’s employees. We might not know who the customer is, but we are proud, and touched and grateful that people like him/her still exist.
If you are reading this, you are awesome.
People are awesome.
Featured image: Facebook.com/Alexandra.baltay
Source: www.szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu; Facebook