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Canadian kid who sent their savings to food bank sees donation multiplied by local restaurant owner

After seeing this letter from a child who emptied their piggy bank to support the Ottawa Food Bank, a local restaurant owner more-than-matches the donation.
By: Greggory Clark
April 21, 2020
Photo: @OttawaFoodBank (Twitter)
Photo: @OttawaFoodBank (Twitter)

In a remarkable act of generosity, an elementary school student in Ottawa donated their savings of $33.65 to a local food bank this week. "I want to thank-you for feeding the people who lost their jobs because of COVID-19," says the hand-written letter which @OttawaFoodBank posted to Twitter.

In honour of the child's selfless deed, local restaurant owner Ivan Gedz wrote the food bank a cheque for $3,365—one hundred times the original amount. We don't know the child's name, which is redacted from their letter for privacy, so the memo on this cheque simply says "The Kid."

Gedz's restaurant Union Local 613 has been closed since March, but recently announced they will reopen for takeout in a couple of weeks. "When we do," says Gedz, "all profits will be going to the Ottawa Food Bank. This kid is our inspiration."

Source: Twitter, Apt613

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