NORTHVILLE, MI — A Michigan restaurant owner will be offering a free meal to anyone who is homeless or alone this Thanksgiving — a tradition he has been doing for 10 years.
George Dimopoulos, owner of George’s Senate Coney Island, posted a hand-written sign on his restaurant window welcoming anyone who will be “home alone” on Thanksgiving to come eat at his restaurant, according to Today.com.
Dimopoulos is no stranger to homelessness. He moved to the United States from Greece when he was 23 years old. When he was 12, he was homeless in Athens and depended on strangers to give him food.
Now as a restaurant owner, Dimopoulos is giving back.
“I cook a lot of good food, and I give a lot of food to people. I don’t tell people that I do this; I do this because I believe in God and believe that there are people who need a little help,” Dimopoulos told Today.com.
He serves about 75 to 100 people each holiday, from Thanksgiving to Easter, for the past 10 years.
“They need a little attention and help. That’s what I believe. I don’t care how much it costs. I make good money, so I can help those people,” Dimopoulos said.
A customer took a picture of the free Thanksgiving meal invitation and posted it on Reddit. The picture has been viewed over 3 million on Imgur as of Wednesday.