The story began in March 2016, when a man down and out on his luck and also homeless named Marcus walked into Abi’s Cafe in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He looked right at the cafe owner and asked her if she had some spare change.
“Do you have a job?,” she answered, adding, “I don’t get anything for free in this world either you know?”
The man told Cesia that a job was the one thing he had longed for but was never given an opportunity due to his criminal record. This had forced him to live life rough on the streets.
Marcus’s story made Cesia nearly cry and she decided to put her money where her mouth was and give him a chance.
Cesia is the 20th owner of Abi’s Cafe in Minneapolis, Minnesota. One of the nicest cafes in the region.
She had been fighting for years to keep her cafe alive and floating above water.
The day Marcus walked through the door her heart had a soft spot for him. She actually needed the help in the cafe but really could not afford it.
Cesia actually wrote this on her Facebook account
“I was short staffed 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 two weeks, he’s been on time for his two-hour shift… helping take out 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!”
She then said:
“With his new job, Marcus has found new confidence in himself and he’s a changed man.
Do something nice for someone today and don’t judge them just because they’re out there asking for money for we don’t know their situation… some deserve another shot. God gave me this blessing so why can’t I bless others?”
Two weeks later she went into the restaurant early like she always does. It was 6AM and Marcus had came in early and already prepared all the food for the day and told her that he would be doing it from now on and that Cesia was to relax. She was amazed at his work ethic.
Because of her kind heart she is not getting extra customers coming into her restaurant after reading about the story. Her business is getting better and Marcus is still working there today
People are saying that she is an angel for doing something so kind but Cesia maintains that he is the angel that walked into her life and helped her to be a better person. You can watch the full story below in the video.