Photo Showing Michigan Restaurant Owner’s Thanksgiving Offer Goes Viral

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
November 13, 2015 Updated: November 13, 2015

An amazing offer from a Michigan restaurant has attracted lots of attention online after someone snapped a picture and shared it on social media.

George’s Senate Coney Island in Northville does the tradition every year, but it’s the first time it’s gotten this much attention.

The deal? Everyone–including homeless–are invited to visit the restaurant for a free Thanksgiving dinner.

“If anyone is home along, come eat with us for free!” reads the now viral sign in the front window.

George, who was born in Greek but moved to the United States at age 23, likes to help others because he was homeless for a spell at age 12 after leaving his home.

“The reason I do this is because I was alone one time,” he told ABC. “I remember the good times and bad times.”


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He emphasized he’s going to welcome everyone.

“I don’t question people when they ask for food,” he said. “If they are alone, I give it to them anyway. I can see the way they look. Not many people go out by themselves.”

Dozens of people typically show up to take advantage, and he hopes even more come this year.

“It makes my heart feel good to do it, and help a little bit,” he told WILX.

The restaurant isn’t a dump either–it has an average of 4 stars on Yelp and Trip Advisor.

“I went here today with my best girls. It’s a great standard type of place for meeting in the middle,” said one.

“Whether you’re looking for a ham and cheese omelet or a nice dinner and drink, George’s offers you good food at a reasonable price,” added another.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.