After overhearing a child ask his mother how they were going to afford to pay for their holiday meal, Ricky Craig, owner of Houston, Texas' Hubcap Grill, decided to help the family out — then followed up his generous move by offering to give each of his Twitter followers $100 for Thanksgiving food.
His tweet went viral.
"It just went crazy viral worldwide. I had people from the United Kingdom, Australia, trying to contact me online," Craig told the Daily Dot. "I was trying to help my community. It was a last minute decision and when I tweeted it out I didn't think it was going to be that crazy."
His tweet was retweeted more than 400 times. Dozens of phone calls and emails flooded his restaurant.
"When you get emails from people calling out your name, saying, 'Ricky, Ricky, Ricky, please help me, I have nothing,' it made me feel sick to my stomach," Craig said. "My heart just went out to them. I couldn't help all these people out. I didn't realize how bad people's situation are. ItRead More »from Texas restaurant owner donates Thanksgiving meals to Twitter followers