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.

Marcus Was Very Persistent

Marcus Was Very Persistent

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Since the restaurant wasn’t doing too well financially, Cesia couldn’t afford to hire Marcus, even though she wanted to help. So, at the end of the day, they said their goodbyes. But, much to her surprise, Marcus continued to show up every day for the next two weeks ready to work his two-hour shift. “Once I pay him guess what he does?” Cesia asked on Facebook.

He's Such A Hard Worker

He's Such A Hard Worker

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“He buys food from my restaurant (HE DECIDES TO PAY).” No need to worry, Cesia gave Marcus an employee discount. Why would Marcus spend his hard earned money at the restaurant he worked at? “Because it makes him feel good!” says Cesia. At this point, Cesia is even thinking about giving him a full-time position. "Some restaurants wouldn't even let you use their restrooms," she said in an interview with CBS News. "I don't judge someone on how they look -- go use it. I do not treat [homeless people] any different."

Spread Like Fire

Spread Like Fire

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“If restaurants and businesses don't do anything to help the less fortunate, then they become part of the problem,” Abigail explained. Cesia began sharing her experience with Marcus on her restaurant’s Facebook page. Her kindness has spread all over the internet. Today, the post has been commented on over 8,000 times and has been shared over 200 thousand times. "We need more people like this. We are all human; we make mistakes,” wrote one commenter.

The Road to Recovery

The Road to Recovery

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"All we need sometimes is a helping hand," said another. Since the young age of 16, Marcus has been just getting by and living on the streets. Life on the streets is a hard life to live, and even though Marcus has been blessed, he still has a long road to recovery. But Cesia has vowed to be there every step of the way. "I want to help [him], but [he] needs to want to help [himself.] It's going to be hard for him to let go of whatever addiction he has," she said.

Hand-up Not Hand-Out

Hand-up Not Hand-Out

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“People need to have someone believe in them," Cesia said. Marcus and Cesia have come to the agreement to store 10% of every paycheck in a savings account. That way Marcus can learn to save money. "Just like Marcus, I had my help. I had plenty of people to help make it to where I am today. They believed I could do it,” explained Cesia.

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