Gerardo Ortiz owns the Peruvian restaurant Ajilalo. For the past five years, there has been a very unique and sometimes annoying customer. A street dog that was hungry and walking around decided to stop in front of the restaurant. He was smiling in a nice way. Gerardo could have easily sent the stray dog away, but he didn’t. Instead, he made the dog a delicious free lunch just for him. The man started a cute habit that he has kept up ever since. After that, Gerardo’s restaurant gives the hungry dog a free dinner every day. But it didn’t take long for the many stray dogs in the area to hear about the man’s kindness and good will. Soon, other dogs started to show up, and Gerardo made sure they had a delicious dinner to welcome them.
Gerardo and his restaurant are often visited by homeless dogs, some of which are regulars and some of which just happen to be around. One thing they all have in common is that the kind man’s gift of food lets them all eat.
When the man is at work, he often meets a new dog. He does this to see if the rumor that he might get a free meal there is true.
People who eat at his restaurant are thrilled about what their favorite restaurant owner did. Their efforts to feed the hungry dogs who hang out there sometimes force them to move. The Dodo heard Gerardo say: ,,In my opinion, they are the best customers. Dogs have been a hit with our customers, which is good. They are friends with them.”
Gerardo says: ,,They don’t give us money, but in exchange, they give us happiness and tails that wag. They’re very thankful, and we’d rather give than receive. Animals have always interested me, even when I was a small child. My mother taught us how important it is to be kind to both people and animals. This is what keeps me going.”
This nice man tells us how a heroic act can change the life of an animal. They show how important their lives are by what they do, which Gerardo is happy to do every day by eating well.