There’s a lot of poverty in the world, and you don’t need to travel very far to see it. But one humble restaurant is determined to make a difference.
In what seems to be a charitable act full of Canadian spirit, Montreal-based restaurant Marché Ferdous is giving free food to people who can’t afford to pay for it.
Facebook user Sean Jalbert recently came across the restaurant’s sign, which indicates that “people with no money [are] welcome to eat free.” He then decided to test out whether or not the Middle Eastern eatery would stick to its word before posting his experience to social media.
“Curious enough I walked in and pretend I had no money and asked for food,” wrote Jalbert. “She didn’t ask anything, but said we welcome you and pick whatever you like, including anything I wanted to drink.”
“Absolutely incredible,” Jalbert stated in his post. “Share the fuck out of this. Maybe someone you know may need help to eat tonight.”
And though Jalbert’s post only recently went viral, Marché Ferdous has been offering free food to those in need for quite some time.
“Canada [gave] us a lot,” Yahya Hashemi, the restaurant’s co-owner, said to BuzzFeed. “We thought this is a small, little thing we can contribute to the community.”
Looks like we could all learn a thing or two from the owners of this generous restaurant.