Ashley Jiron owns a restaurant in Oklahoma. One day she noticed something odd.
From Katie DeLong, FOX 6 NOW:
Last week, I had noticed some bags, when I had taken out the trash, were torn open and some of the food was taken out,” Ashley Jiron, owner of P.B. Jams, said. That really, it hurt me that someone had to do that.”
She could have done what so many do when they come face to face with someone who is desperate ignore it, decide it isn’t her problem, and move on.
But instead, she posted this sign on the door of her restaurant.
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Saw this outside of P.B. Jams today. #thatswhatlovelookslike
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It’s easy to forget that more than 600,000 Americans won’t have a home tonight. It’s maybe even easier to forget that there are over 17 million families in the U.S. who don’t have enough to eat or worry about where their next meal is coming from. When politicians talk about cutting government spending, food stamps is often the first thing on their lips.
Too often, we look away from people who are experiencing great pain or need. Too often, we think they somehow deserve it. Too often we can’t put ourselves in their shoes.
And that’s why these four small words she included in her note…
“You’re a human being.”
I think we’ve all been in that position where we needed someone’s help and we just needed someone to extend that hand. And if I can be that one person to extend that hand to another human being, then I will definitely do it,” Jiron said.