Yesterday I went to lunch at Del Taco, while I was finishing up a young guy comes up to me and ask if could have my left over fries. I said sure as I was going to just throw them away. He took my entire tray and walked over to another table, sat down and started eating the fries. I noticed that he has several backpacks and assumed he was homeless. He couldn't have been more then 18 or 19. So when I got up to leave I walked over and asked if he wanted more food that I would like to buy him lunch. He hesitated for a second but then smiled and said Thank you that would be very nice. I told him to come up to the counter and he can order whatever he wants. He informed me that the employees don't like it when he approaches the counter. I was like okay I'll go order if for you.. I asked what he wanted and he said "just a burrito or a taco is good".. very humble. I ordered him a entire meal and figured I'd wait for it and then take it over to him. Well when the order was ready the woman who gave it to me (I assumed she's a manager) said.. "are you buying a meal for that guy". I looked to where she was pointing and said "yes I am". She looked at my and said in a not so nice tone.. "I wish you wouldn't feed him" I was shocked.. it was as though she was talking about an animal.. "don't feed the animals" I just looked at her, grabbed my food and walked back over to the kid and handed him the two bags of food and his cup for his drink. He was smiling from ear to ear, he shock my hand and said Thank you several times, I smiled and nodded to the woman who was glaring at me and exited the building.
Now I don't know the history of this guy and Del Taco, and I don't care.. all I know is this young man was hungry and willing to go up to a complete strangers and ask for their left over half eaten food. No one should ever had to do that. It only cost me a little time and a few bucks to make this guy smile and that makes me happy.