- Basel decided to cook all the food supply in his resto to give it to the less fortunate for free
- The Syrian wanderer also fed the stray cats in his shop and in his home
Basel, known as The Hu
ngry Syrian Wanderer, closed his resto YOLO Bubble Milktea and Retro Diner at the start of the Luzon and NCR lockdown. The generous boss took his employees to a grocery shopping spree to subsidize their food during the quarantine period.
But the good man did not lie low in his charity works during this time. A week after staying at home, he immediately thought of a mission.
“I woke up today and felt that I have to do something. I thought of going to my shop, empty and cook everything that I have in my shop and give it away for free.”
Basel wanted to reach out to the less fortunate who needs help.
“Because this is the time you don’t think about your business anymore. This is the time you don’t think about yourself anymore. This is the time we are thinking about everybody else. Because this is the time, we need to help each other.”
He went to his shop and cooked all their stocks; from fries, fish, sausage, chicken and bread. He placed it in paper boxes and together with his staff, Joe, headed straight to the informal settlers in their place and distributed the food.
He also fed the stray cats outside his shop and his house. He regularly has visitor felines and even during quarantine, he takes time to feed them.
YOLO Bubble Milktea and Retro Diner has just operated in less than three months. He is also building his second branch, but because of the quarantine, it was postponed.
“I realized that none of this seems to really matter and worth to stress about during this time: losing money, no income whatsoever. This is the time to help one another, sacrifice whatever you have left just to help someone even in a small way.”
His next plan is to prepare food for the frontliners such as the military and police.
Good job, Basel! May God give you more resources to continue your passion for helping others.