A restaurant owner went above and beyond to lend a hand to someone who had apparently been rummaging through the restaurant’s trash for a meal.
Ashley Jiron, owner of P.B. Jams in Warr Acres, Oklahoma, was shocked when she noticed that somebody had been going through food containers in her restaurant’s dumpster. Heartbroken that a person would have to resort to dumpster diving for their next meal, Jiron took action.
“That really, it hurt me that someone had to do that,” she said. The generous owner decided to post a note on the front door of her business in the hopes that the person would return and read it.
“To the person going through our trash for their next meal, [y]ou’re a human being and worth more than a meal from a dumpster,” Jiron’s note read. “Please come in during operating hours for a classic Pb&[J], fresh veggies, and a cup of water at no charge. No questions asked. Your friend, the owner.”
P.B. Jams, according to reports, is a relatively new establishment and Jiron hadn’t experienced something like this before. She said she plans to keep the sign up for as long as it takes to get the stranger to accept her offer.
“I will not take down that sign until they come in,” she said. “I think we’ve all been in that position where we needed someone’s help and we just needed someone to extend that hand and if I can be that one person to extend that hand to another human being then I will definitely do it.”