A few weeks ago, a homeless man walked into a Minneapolis restaurant and asked for some money.
But owner Cesia Abigail Baires had another idea – she offered him a job.
“I looked at him and asked him, ‘Why don’t you have a job, you know nothing is given to me for free right?’” she recounted.
“He said, ‘Well, I have a lot of felonies and no one wants to hire me for that.’”
Baires said the situation is not uncommon in her neighborhood.
“There are a lot of people who walk in, there a lot of drugs and activities and crime in this area,” she told ABC News. “If they ask me for money, I offer food.”