What do you eat when you’re hungry and homeless?
One day, a man walked into Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia and offered to pre-buy a $1 slice for someone who can’t afford it. Since then, the Pay it Forward scheme has given out more than 10,000 slices of pizza to the homeless.
Food is a luxury that most of us take for granted. Mason Wartman and his paying customers offer much more than a hot meal: They bring compassion and care to those who, more often than not, don’t get to see a lot of either in their lives on the street.
This incredible video, to borrow Wartman’s words, shows just “how powerful something so small and simple can be.”
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