A Muslim-owned Turkish restaurant in London is offering homeless and elderly people a free meal on Christmas Day so “no one eats alone.”
Shish Restaurant in the Sidcup neighborhood is offering a three-course meal of soup and cacik to start, a vegetarian or meat-based dish as the main course, and rice pudding for dessert, all free of charge for the homeless and elderly. The sign states, “No one eats alone on a Christmas Day.”
The gesture has been met with praise from the community all over social media, with people calling it “heartwarmingly brilliant” and a “selfless act.”
Really inspirational and great thing to do! I'll definitely visit if I get the opportunity to!— Ricky Taing (@TaingR_) December 5, 2016
Wow! You guys rock! What a lovely selfless act. You are a credit to humanity :)— Recruit Cumbria Ltd | Recruitment Consultants (@RecruitAndPlace) December 5, 2016
This is such a wonderful thing to do thankyou for your generosity and how thoughtful!— Teresa Crawford (@TeresaC123) December 5, 2016
The owner of the restaurant and Shish social media platforms encouraged people to spread the word. The image of the poster has been retweeted over 250 times and shared on Facebook over 1,000 times.