For the past five years, Gerardo Ortiz’s restaurant, Ajilalo in Peru, has had a very unique and slightly uncommon visitor. A homeless dog wandering the streets chose to come to a halt at the restaurant’s door, giving a poignant expression that indicated he was starving.
Despite the fact that Gerardo could easily have turned down the homeless dog, he instead served him a nice complimentary lunch prepared just for him. Since then, the man has started an endearing ritual that has lasted to this day. Gerardo’s restaurant gives the starving dog a free supper every day after that.
Currently, Gerardo and his restaurant are visited by a large number of homeless dogs, some of which are regular customers and others who are first-time guests. Of course, they all have one thing in common: the ability to fulfill their hunger due to the delectable meal provided by the man with a decent heart.
Whenever the guy is at work, he is confronted with the face of a fresh dog, waiting to see if the rumor that he may get a free dinner there is true.
His human patrons are ecstatic by the activities of their favorite restaurant’s owner. They are occasionally moved by their deeds and bring food for the homeless dogs who visit the location.
According to Gerardo, who spoke to The Dodo,
«They are, in my opinion, the best clientele. Our consumers, for the most part, have reacted positively to dogs. They treat them with affection.
«They don’t pay us in money; instead, they pay us with delight and wagging tails. They are appreciative, and we prefer to give rather than receive. Animals have always piqued my interest since I was a youngster. My mother instilled in us the value of assisting others, both humans and animals. She is a role model for me.
This lovely guy tells us that an animal’s life may be altered by a wonderful act. Their acts demonstrate that their lives are important, which Gerardo is pleased to demonstrate every day with his meals.