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Restaurant In Sidcup Offers Free Christmas Meal To Homeless

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Let me thaw that ice cold heart of yours: A restaurant is offering free meals to the elderly and homeless this Christmas Day.

And you thought human kindness was dead. PAH.

Shish in Sidcup, England, is restoring a bit of faith back to society with their generous festive promises.

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Staff from the restaurant posted a photo of the note they put in the window on Facebook. It reads,

Free of charge. No one eats alone on a Christmas Day! We are here to sit with you. 3 course meal for the Homeless from 12-6 pm. Any homeless or elderly are welcomed.
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The menu is soup, a choice of three main courses (chicken casserole, vegetarian casserole and chicken shish) and rice pudding for dessert.

The offer is running from 12 pm to 6 pm on 25 December, and we can't get over how amazing it is.

The post went viral – obviously – because it's the nicest darn thing we've seen all year.

Steve Turner commented on Facebook,

I wish more places would do this for the elderly and the homeless... Good work shish. Too many establishments double the price for a set menu and rush you out the door at Christmas... truly a brilliant gesture by Shish.
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The owners are believed to be Muslim. But many people have pointed out the kind offer is not religion-based.

Felicity Woodruffe posted,

Lovely offer and only one of several wonderful food sharing ideas that are being run by Muslim groups. There is one started by a young girl in Birmingham they are very busy. It's fantastic. It's not about religion it's about caring for your fellow man no matter the circumstances.
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Strangers are now asking the restaurant owners if they need help funding the gesture.

Hats off to you, Shish! Thanks for restoring a bit of humanity to 2016.