Blessed with caring local business owners |

Blessed with caring local business owners

It was in August when I saw firsthand the value of a local business that caters to locals. I stopped in to get a bite to eat only to see the proprietor refusing money from a woman who was alarmingly thin. The proprietor insisted that the customer pay when she was better.

When the customer left, I was told by the owner of the business that the thin woman had come in about once a week for the last two months and looked thinner every time. The poor thin woman insisted that she repay the owner for services previously rendered, but was clearly unable to care for herself.

In the hour before I arrived, the thin woman had walked to the store in sweltering heat and passed out on the floor in front of the business owner who promptly called an ambulance.

Rather than call the police when the thin woman refused medical services, the business owner (whom had not only lost business while the paramedics revived the woman but also had to clean up her vomit) set about making sure the thin woman ate that day.

May God Bless small business owners who care so deeply about their fellow humans and may all of us visit the small restaurants on Mill Street in Grass Valley.

Grayson Davenport

Nevada City

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