A spur of the moment decision led to an impromptu pizza party for dozens of people staying at a Michigan homeless shelter–a gesture from a businessman who wants to make it an annual tradition.
Alex Garcia, the general manager at Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante, had been thinking about a holiday pizza delivery for the homeless before floating the idea to the pizza parlor’s owner on New Year’s Day.
Owner Davide Uccello thought it was such a good idea, he decided to do it right away.
“2015 was our biggest and best year we’ve ever had at Flo’s,” Uccello told WXMI News. “So this was something, with my heart I wanted to say, ‘Let’s give back now.’”
The kitchen whipped up 80 pizzas in 45 minutes and Garcia and others rushed them to a shelter in Grand Rapids in what Uccello hopes will become a New Year tradition for his restaurant.
And when the pizzas showed up, shelter residents gave the pizza delivery guys the best tip ever — a standing ovation.
(WATCH the video from WXMI News below) — Photo: Thomas Hawk, CC; Solorzanos Pizza on Facebook
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