One Michigan diner is paying it forward by offering lonely patrons a free meal on Thanksgiving, according to ABC's Detroit affiliate WXYZ. George Dimopoulos, owner of George's Senate & Coney Island Restaurant in Northville, has a proud tradition of feeding people who are alone on Thanksgiving for absolutely nothing at all.
According to E! News, a sign in his store window, which has since gone viral, reads: "George's Thanksgiving Day Dinner. If anyone is home alone, come eat with us for free! All day. Thurs. November 26th."
He says he has been doing the same selfless tradition for 10 years, according to HLN.
Dimopoulos said that he was once a hungry young man, and he is repaying the kindness that he received long ago.
"I was young, didn't have much food and someone gave it to me, and I was appreciative of it, and I remember those people," said Dimopoulos.
The restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., with open arms to those without friends or a family to spend the day with.
The stunt could be seen as a bad business move, but Dimopoulos is convinced that his approach is the right way to go.
"Maybe I don't make money, but I feel happy to do that," he said. "I do this every year, and I will keep doing this as long as I live."