For the past five years, Gerardo Ortiz’s restaurant, Ajilalo in Peru, has had a very unique and rather odd 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.
Although Gerardo could easily reject down the homeless dog, he instead provided him a nice complimentary lunch prepared just for him. Since then, the man has developed an endearing custom that is still going strong today. Gerardo’s restaurant gives the starving dog a free supper every day after that.
Gerardo and his café are currently frequented by a large number of homeless dogs, some of which are regular customers and others who are passing through. Of course, they all have one thing in common: being able to fulfill their hunger owing to the delectable meal provided by the good-hearted man.
Whenever the guy is at work, he stares into the eyes of a new dog, waiting to see if the story that he may receive a free dinner there is true.
Your human customers are ecstatic at the deeds 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 customers. Fortunately, our clients have had a positive reaction to dogs. They treat them with affection.”
“They don’t pay us in cash; 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.”