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Edmonton Donair Shop Owner's Act Of Kindness Pays Him Back In A Big Way

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Maher Taweel is the owner of Jumbo Donair in northwest Edmonton. | Jumbo Donair, MacKenzie Brandvold/Facebook
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An Edmonton donair shop owner is being rewarded for a small act of kindness.

Maher Taweel, owner of Jumbo Donair, was manning the shop on Monday when a young man came in who couldn't afford to buy any food, he told CBC.

Without hesitating, Taweel asked the man what he wanted and sent him off with a large meal.

The moment might not have seemed noteworthy to Taweel, but it caught the eye of customer MacKenzie Brandvold, who posted a note about the encounter on Facebook.

*please read the update at the bottom*Today me and my dad went to Jumbo Donair on 66st. (The best halal burger I've...

Posted by MacKenzie Brandvold on Monday, 28 March 2016



"Not only did he give this man a free meal, he made me realize we can't judge people based on their circumstances," Brandvold wrote. "Everyone do me a favour and stop by Jumbo Donair. Help this man put more food in hungry people's belly."

Brandvold's post quickly gathered steam, and was shared thousands of times on Facebook, sending flocks of customers to Jumbo Donair. The attention has been absolutely overwhelming for Taweel's business.

The restaurateur told Buzzfeed Canada that he sold three days worth of food in a single night after Brandvold's Facebook post.

Taweel and his wife had been thinking about selling their shop, but now they plan on staying open, according to CBC.

THANK YOU GOD. You're so good to us!!! Jumbo Donair IS NOT getting new owners!!!! Maher and his wife are keeping the...

Posted by MacKenzie Brandvold on Wednesday, 30 March 2016



And he plans to keep on feeding those in need.

“If today I help people, tomorrow maybe I need help, so that’s what I do,” Taweel said in an interview with Global News.

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