When Ashley Jiron, owner of P.B. Jams in Warr Acres, Oklahoma, noticed that someone was going through their trash bins for food, she decided it would be better if the restaurant offered that person food.
Ashley did not personally see that person but had noticed that some of the trash plastics had been torn open, making her realize someone had gone through them in search of food.
So, she made this note which later went viral after a customer took a picture and posted it on social media. Though there were some who believe the owner was merely creating a marketing campaign by trying to look good so people would love her company, many believe the note was authentic and Ashley was only looking out for whoever was going through the bins.
Ashley said she did not expect her small good deed to go viral, especially because the homeless person has not gone inside the restaurant to claim the food yet she soon began a campaign for diners to pre-pay a meal for a person in need. The “pay-it-forward” scheme was well-received by regular patrons who gladly donated for another person’s meal.
There are now free “nuts” at the restaurant’s wall for anyone to get if they need a free meal. No questions asked.
What a great world it would if all restaurants in the world would have a similar pay-it-forward meal program. Certainly, no one would go hungry anymore.