A WhatsApp message from an expat who lost his job and asked for a free meal has gone viral after the restaurant unexpectedly obliged and gave him a freebie.
Moodee Mahmoud asked the Ajman branch of Agemono Restaurant if he could get a meal as he didn’t have anything to eat for dinner after he lost his job.
“Can I get anything to eat but I don’t have any money.. even bread… I’m hungry,” read his message.
What he didn’t expect was that the restaurant manager, Rose, will provide him with the meal.
“If you come here sir, no pob (sic) i will give you,” said Rose.
Robert Capulong, owner of Agemono restaurant said that Rose took this initiative on her own since Moodee was a regular customer and took pity when she learned about his situation.
“On that night he sent a message that he lost the job, he doesn’t have money, and he was so hungry. My manager was so pity on his situation that is why she offered food at her own expense,” said Robert in a message to The Filipino Times.
Rose was shocked when Moodee actually paid for the bill and gave the rest as a huge tip for her kindness.
“My manager didn’t know that she was in social media because of what she did. She was in shock and in tears when she found out in social media that it was a social experiment for her she just want to help Mr. Moodee in her own little way. We know that customers will not ask for free meals if they can pay. These kinds of situations mean that if they (customers) approach like that, we can’t say NO if you know that you can feed him/her,” said Robert.
Now that Christmas is around the corner, Robert said that the restaurant and his staff are inspired by the good words of the bible from Galatians 6:9 : “Let’s not get tired of doing good, because in time we’ll have a harvest if we don’t give up.”
“Just spread love and the more you gave your blessings to others it will be folded multiple times back to you. Helping one person has a butterfly effect: Soon your kindness will be contagious and goodness is spread throughout,” he added.