Restaurant Owner's Note To The Hungry Is Exactly What Kindness Looks Like

"You're a human being."

When a homeless and hungry person (or people) dug through a restaurant's trash, the owner could have told them to go away. Instead, she welcomed them inside. 

In a note from this April that is still going viral, Oklahoma's P.B. Jams owner, Ashley Jiron, welcomes the people she knew were digging through the restaurant's garbage cans to come inside for a meal. 

"You're a human being and worth more than a meal from the dumpster," she wrote. "Please come on in during our operating hours for PB&J, fresh veggies and a cup of water at no charge."

She told KFOR that when she noticed that the food in the cans were missing from the containers, she had to do something. 

"It hurt me that someone had to do that," she said.

The act of good will went viral, and still is, with a recent post of the image getting more than 151,000 shares and has been recognized by many on social media.

Check out the full note ...


"To the person going through our trash for their next meal, you're a human being and worth more than a meal from the dumpster. Please come in during business hours for a classic Pb&j, fresh veggies, and a cup of water at no charge. No questions asked. – your friend, the owner."

Jiron told the station she would keep the sign up until someone came in to claim the meal. 

But her efforts to feed the needy didn't end there. She began a campaign call Share the Nuts, which uses funds raised from these T-shirts to help the hungry. There's also a Share the Nuts site, but it's not yet up and running. 

She hopes people will pay it forward. We hope so, too.