Don't worry, it's not Christmas yet, or even my birthday, but gifts have been given on a regular basis at the O'Doggy's cart. What am I talking about? I'm talking about a phenomenon that started a week after we opened for business.
It began when we had a customer stop by the cart that wanted to pay for the next four O'Doggy's value meals. No strings attached, just to bless those next customers with a free meal. As the next customers showed up, and one by one received their gift from the anonymous giver, their faces showed the surprise. We were met with words of "why would someone do that"?, to "are you serious"?, and "that's awesome"!
Week after week this continues. Single and multiple meals are paid for in advance. We met a couple that had been having a bad day. A flat tire fixed that morning, low on funds, and stopped for a quick bite to eat before moving on. They were hit with a free meal given by a previous customer. Did it pay for their tire or put money in their bank? No, but it did brighten their spirits when things seemed to be on a downward spiral. A U-turn that spun them around, picked them up, and sent them back in the right direction.
We've had instances where a meal was going to be shared, but instead were able to get two meals. People counting change to buy a single hot dog blessed with a whole meal. College students out on their own for the first time are met with the kindness of someone they don't even know.
Hot dog gifting is contagious. People want to be involved in something like this. We have "gifters" each week, and a lot of them are new to the "movement". Okay, so maybe it's not a "movement", but it does have an impact on those that give, and receive. I do believe though that the biggest impact has been on us here at O'Doggy's. We are humbled that you would choose to use our business to help others, and that you would let us be the instrument to carry it out.
It seems that the gift of hot dogs is indeed a gift that keeps on giving.
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