The power of social media! A hungover customer in Alberta posted a kind review of a struggling fish and chips shop, Whitbie’s Fish & Chips, on Sunday, August 21, that has since gone viral.
In it, Colin Ross, 31, explained that he had stumbled upon the deserted spot in Lethbridge, in the Canadian province, when he was looking for some fried food to remedy his headache, and he felt compelled to help out a fellow Canadian in need.
“So I lived on the west side for few years now coming up the hill from the driving range I see fish in chips on the wall and said I never been there so I am a little hung over thinking fish and chips will fix me up I open the door and there is a 70 year old man all by himself in this nice clean establishment so I ask him how’s business and he said he can’t even pay himself at the end of the day so that really bothered me,” Ross wrote, alongside a photo of the establishment in question.
“Anyone who know me I have a big heart and want people to do well especially a 70 year old man who has put in his time,” Ross continued. “So I ordered the halibut special for 23$ absolutely amazing that traditional British fish and chips just what I needed.”
The satisfied customer then went on to encourage his Facebook friends to come out in support of 69-year-old John McMillan. His post has been liked more than 260 times and shared nearly 8,400 times since it was first posted.
Ross later commented on his original post, thanking everyone for their generosity and noting that the tiny win for McMillan made him “cry with happiness.”
McMillan told the CBC that he too couldn’t be happier with the surprise turn of events. “Our business has gone right through the roof to the point of where, you know, we’ve got people waiting an hour and a half to an hour and three-quarters for their dinner.”
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