It doesn’t take much to help a person in need. A little generosity and respect is enough, as was proven by a bartender from Memphis who served a free meal to a homeless man.
Tucker Beck was working his shift at Huey’s on Poplar in East Memphis when a man walked into the restaurant. He seemed hungry, even starving.
“He probably hadn’t eaten in a day or two. In this heat, you probably would just pass out,” Beck said to WREG Memphis.
The man landed on a seat and asked a lady nearby for a couple of bucks. Then he went to the counter to try his fate.
“What can I get here with $2?” he asked the bartender. Tucker didn’t hesitate a second and offered him a burger, asked if he’d like fries or onion rings with that and added water to the order as a finishing touch, all free of charge.
“He was grinning from ear to ear. He thanked me about 10 times.”
What the bartender didn’t know, of course, was that a customer took a photo of him and shared the story online.
“I say cheers to Beck for having a HEART,” she wrote. “He reminded me of the bartender in ‘It’s a wonderful life’. Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings. Beck you get the wings today.”
Within days the post went viral. A week after its publication it has over 1,7k shares and more than 3,7k likes on Facebook. People from all over the U.S. praised the kind-hearted bartender.
“Timing is everything! Both were where they needed to be!” one user wrote.
Some shared similar stories they’ve experienced.“I remember Thomas Boggs doing the same thing at down town Huey’s,” another person said. “A couple walked into the store and he walked up to them and asked if they were hungry and bought them lunch. It was something I’ll never forget.”
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