One day in early November, at just over 9:00 p.m., Mr. Le Nho Yen, 65, surnamed Quang, dressed in old-fashioned clothes, with a stack of lottery tickets still in his pocket, walked into this noodles shop. gone.
“If this bowl goes to a restaurant, it costs 35,000 – 40,000 VND,” Mr. Yen shared. Mr. Yen said that when there was no free noodle shop, when he came home from selling lottery tickets in the evening, he would often buy a package of sticky rice for 10,000 VND, but “eating too much sticky rice will make my The neck would get hot.”
“I am very grateful to them. There are really many good people in the society,” Mr. Yen said with tears in his eyes.
Mr Hai, 28, a delivery worker at Shopee, said: “The food stall brings a warm feeling and good ideas to workers like me. In the future, I will introduce it to people in need. To eat here”.
Hai shared that he was short of money tonight so he stopped to eat the food, otherwise, he would have given it to people with greater hardship.
The busiest and most hardworking worker at the shop is Ms Kao Thi Hoa, 62, who lives in District 1. Ms. Hoa said that before she used to open a restaurant, now she comes here voluntarily to cook noodles every night to serve the poor.
Cooking for needy people gives her great joy as she sees herself doing something to help them.
Seeing children working for Grab, garbage collectors, lottery ticket sellers… coming to the restaurant to eat delicious bowls of noodles cooked by him, some even eating two bowls, he was moved Went.
Not only him, dozens of people registered to volunteer to prepare food, wash utensils, clean… even though they were tired, everyone felt happy because human love was spread.
One person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, came up with the idea of opening this zero-dong noodle shop. He said that many evenings he found tired looking people sitting at bus stops and eating food.
“All people in need or anyone who wants to feel warm can come and eat a bowl of noodles for free,” he said.
Mr Ho Tien Hui, vice chairman of the People’s Committee of Da Cao Ward, District 1, said the free noodles shop is located at 16A Nguyen Thi Minh Khai. “It’s a charity work, helping people in difficult times, so the ward fully supports it” – said Mr Hugh.