When a trembling elderly man came into Kelley Square Pizza before closing time in Worcester, Massachusetts, his request for food that would be thrown away was met with kindness as the restaurant’s manager insisted that he get a freshly-made meal, free of charge.
Mike Alexander, a mechanic in Worcester, was waiting for his pizza to be ready when he noticed an older man enter the pizza shop. The elderly man’s hands were trembling, he leaned on a cane, and he was wearing two coats.
“I’m at Kelley square pizza waiting for my pizza to cook,” Mike wrote, “and this little crippled old guy comes in. He’s leaning on this makeshift cane and wearing two coats. His hands are trembling and he’s wondering who is managing.”
Kelley Square Pizza was closing for the night, but the manager working behind the counter gave the elderly man his full attention. The trembling old man was obviously very hungry, and he was searching for any food that might be thrown away or that he could buy at a discount.
“The man behind the counter replies, and without hesitation tells the other kid to stop cleaning (they close at 130). The elderly man asks if there’s anything that would be thrown out he could buy cheap.”
Without hesitation, the kind manager tells his employee to instead make this elderly man anything that his heart desires.
“The manager then tells the kid to make this man whatever he wants. I just want everyone to know that during these tough and crazy times where others in the world are out to hurt… theres still a lot of good. There’s a lot of great. Start with yourselves. Open a door, pay for a coffee, pass on some food, donate to something, thank a vet, hang out with the elderly. Anything.”