Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

She Let A Stranger Work A Day In Her Cafe. Two Weeks Later The Man Gives Her A Surprise.

Cesi Abi / Facebook

Marcus was a homeless man that slept on Minneapolis’ Lake Street, nearby Cesia Abigail’s Cafe. One day, he walked into the cafe, expecting to be turned away since it happened quite often, but the unexpected happened instead. Marcus was offered a second chance at life. Cesia wanted to do something other than just giving him money, so she asked him why it was that he didn’t have a job. After hearing his response, Cesia decided to give him a gift that would keep on giving. Keep reading to find out what Cesia did to change this man's life.

Say Hello To Cesia

Say Hello To Cesia

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25-year-old Cesia runs a small Salvadorian restaurant called Abi’s Cafe. Even though her customers love the food, they love the way Cesia is with people even more. No matter if you’ve been there once, or a hundred times, Cesia treats you like family. Despite her struggles to make ends meet, Cesia always has a bright smile on her face. Each day leaves Cesia feeling exhausted and overworked. Because of that reason, she has no tolerance for freeloaders. So, when Marcus walked into the cafe she said, “You know nothing is given to me for free, right?” But help doesn’t need to come in the form of handouts.

Kind Offer

Kind Offer

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When Cesia asked why Marcus didn’t have a job, she received a pretty typical answer. Marcus replied, “Well, I have a lot of felonies and no one wants to hire me for that. So, now I had to turn myself to the streets and get money the only way I know — stealing and asking for money.” When she heard his reasoning, Cesia realized she could definitely use some help around the cafe. Instead of turning Marcus away, she gave him an answer. “You want a job? Then I have one for you,” Cesia said.

Will Work for Food

Will Work for Food

Cesia offered Marcus a paid position, valid for the last two hours of the day, washing dishes. Marcus instantly agreed, replying, "I will do anything for food." Marcus was overwhelmed with happiness. “His eyes opened wide and his smile made my day!!!!” Cesia later wrote on Facebook. Marcus washed his hands and immediately got to work. While Marcus was busy with the dishes, Cesia made him a sandwich. Cesia was surprised when he cut the sandwich in half, wrapped it up one half in tin foil, then booked it out of the cafe.

Kindness Around the Corner

Kindness Around the Corner

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Cesia watched Marcus walk around the corner and offer the other half of his sandwich to a woman sitting on the street. "I said, ‘Marcus do you know the lady over there?’ and he said ‘No, but I know that she is hungry so I gave her my food.' That really touched me," Cesia told CBS News. Marcus was showing that he was a truly amazing person who quickly became a pillar of light for Cesia. "A lot of people are saying I've been a blessing for him, but, at that point, I was the one who needed a blessing," Cesia said.

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