Man Asks For Money So Owner Gives Him A Job Instead
Cailyn Finkel 3/30/2016
Marcus has made his way panhandling on the chilly streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota since he was 16. But when he wandered into Abi's Cafe and asked the owner, Cesia Abigail, for spare change, she had a question ready to fire right back at him.
"Why don't you have a job? You know nothing is given to me for free, right?"
He explained that he had several incidents on his record from when he was younger and it prevented him from obtaining any type of lasting employment. He was left with the option to either beg for change or starve on the streets. Taking this into consideration, Cesia gave him the chance of a lifetime!
Cesia told Marcus that he could have a job washing dishes and taking out trash, that way he could earn enough money to eat. It was only meant to be a one-time thing, but Marcus has returned every day, prepared to work and earn his own way. In fact when his other friends, whom were also homeless, found out that Marcus had a job they began to visit him at the restaurant to see if the rumors were true. They were all fascinated and excited that Marcus had landed a job. Cesia didn't seem to mind and in fact has showed them the same kindness that she has showed Marcus. She then shared her heartwarming experience with the hardworking homeless man on Facebook.
"I was short staff that day. So I asked him " you want to work? I have a job for you! His eyes opened wide and his smile made my day!!!! He said I'll do anything for some food. So now for almost 2 weeks he been on time for his two hour shift.... helping take trash, washing dishes etc. Once I pay him guess what he does? He buys food from my restaurant(HE DECIDES TO PAY) because it makes him feel good! He gets a discount!"
A Wonderful Employee
On Marcus' first day of work, Cesia gave him some food before he started working, but instead of eating the entire meal, Marcus had another thought in mind. Cesia told ABC News,
"He only ate half of it, then one of his lady friends walked by and he wrapped half of his food and ran to the door and gave the food to her. I said, 'Marcus do you know the lady over there?' and he said 'No, but I know that she is hungry so I gave her my food.'"
Since Marcus has proven that he really does want to work for Cesia, she plans to make the position permanent. As if Marcus' hardworking attitude wasn't sweet enough, he even uses the money he earns to buy food from her cafe!
She's just giving back like others did for her when she needed it the most.
"He has been a blessing for me. I don't see it as me being a blessing to him. I see it as me being blessed, so I can bless him, so he can bless me."
Cesia states that everyone should think twice before judging a person based on their looks, because in reality we never actually truly know a person's situation and people deserve to be given a second chance.
Learn more about Cesia and her new employee by watching below. Thanks to Cesia's open heart, Marcus will hopefully have the tools to rebuild his life and start down a wonderful new path!