A Texas gas station owner is fed up with what he’s seen lately and put a sign on the convenience store door that reflects how he feels about certain people by noting a new “rule” effective immediately. Not thinking much of it other than to solve a problem he’s sick of seeing, someone snapped a photo of the sign that’s now gone viral.
Frank Hemani owns several Star Mart gas stations but decided one needed a sign in the window to address an issue he’s not willing to ignore anymore like so many others in America have. Despite the overwhelming response he got from that spot, he now plans to do the same at all of his other stores, knowing that it will likely result in more of the same.
Having seen a lot of people not working, Frank put it bluntly in his message to those who are jobless. If they come to his shop, he has two things for them. Hoping to help those in need, the kindhearted owner is offering a sandwich and a water to all who are hungry and can’t afford to eat.
“If you don’t have money or a job you can have a sandwich and a bottle of water for free,” the sign says. Knowing that struggle and hunger is prevalent in his town and around the country, Frank says he just wants to do his part to make a difference where he can, which he has already done with this simple gesture.
“It’s just a couple of bucks, but somebody will not go to sleep hungry,” he explained to KLTV.
Frank started his good deed about two months ago and regularly feeds families who come in to take him up on his generous offer. Seeing that it’s made an impact on their lives in their hard time, he plans to take it to his other stores.
For Frank, the struggle is real, having gone through hard times himself in the past when he went without basic things like food. He’s since worked his way out of that place but hasn’t forgotten what it feels like.
“I don’t think the kids in this country or anywhere in the world has to wait for Christmas to get a good stuff, and I think they should get it whenever they deserve,” he said.
The store owner hopes to inspire others who are in a place to help, but who he’s been the most inspirational to are those he helps. He’s not just feeding them a meal, he’s providing them hope that there are still good people in this world and that they don’t have to stay at this rock bottom place. By his example, they see that it’s possible to work your way out of poverty and into prosperity.