A Lebanese restaurant owner in Canada named Raji Abi Rached has been feeding the homeless for the past five years. Raji’s restaurant, called Amir, is located inside a shopping center in Quebec. He and the staff members frequently feed the homeless in the area especially during winter times when they go inside the “Place Versailles” mall to warm up. In an
with CBC, the restaurateur said that “it’s a small gesture that can help a lot.” Raji hopes that other restaurants can do the same to help more people. So, he tweeted his initiative to Mayor of Montreal Valérie Plante and let her know what he was doing.
Bonjour Madame Plante, je suis propriétaire du restaurant Amir à la place Versailles et nous offrons un repas gratuit pour les sans abris du coin jusqu’à Noël. Si jamais vous en voyez quelques uns, vous pouvez les amener et on les invites ? bonne journée
— Raji A.R. (@RajiAR) December 16, 2017
His tweet spread quickly, and he was praised by the people and the Mayor for his kind actions.
C’est une très belle initiative de votre part Monsieur @RajiAR ?? https://t.co/Tf6wDh8tPi
— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) December 17, 2017
Raji hopes that other restaurants will do the same year round! Kudos to him!