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A fumbled robbery attempt leads Marco’s Pizza owner to offer free food to anyone desperate
You won't believe what this man did when his store was broken into.
B.T. Swezey
05.14.20

It’s a hard time to be a small-business owner.

With stay-at-home orders in place and businesses forced to shut down due to COVID-19, there isn’t much money to be made.

And for one restaurant owner in The Colony, Texas, the times just got a little tougher.

Two men were caught on camera breaking into his Marco’s Pizza shop and trying to rob the register.

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This comes as no surprise, however, as break-ins are on the rise in major cities like New York during the coronavirus shutdowns according to Politico.

Owner Chamal Kahanawita got lucky, however, in multiple ways.

For one, no one was in the store so no one got hurt.

And two, there was hardly any money in the register since business has been so slow.

Kahanawita did have a safe underneath the counter, but the two amateur thieves had no luck breaking into it.

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They spent several minutes kicking it, banging it, shaking it, and even trying to pry it open with a spatula.

Yeah, guys, like a spatula was going to open a bullet-proof safe.

Anyways, Kahanawita could have been angry.

He could have wallowed in self-pity.

He could have cursed the times and all his bad luck.

But instead, he did something incredible.

He took this break-in as a reminder of the tough times that the entire community is going through right now.

So he decided to make a post on Facebook that offered a free meal to any family who was struggling.

According to the Good News Network, the post read:

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Needless to say, this post touched the hearts of the thousands who saw it.

It’s people like Kahanawita who remind us that no situation is inherently good or bad.

It all just depends on what we do with it.

There’s an ancient Chinese proverb that goes like this:

There once was an old farmer who lived on a hill with his wife and son.

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One day, his horse got loose and ran away.

That night at dinner, his neighbor, who ate with them every night, said to the old farmer, “This is terrible news.”

And the old farmer just shrugged and said, “Maybe.”

The next day, the horse returned to the farm and brought with it three more wild horses.

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That night at dinner, the neighbor said to the farmer, “What great news!”

And the old farmer looked at him and said, “Maybe.”

The next day, while trying to break the wild horses, the farmer’s son fell off and broke his leg.

The neighbor at dinner said, “This is terrible.”

The farmer said, “Maybe.”

The next day, two military men showed up at the farmer’s door requesting any man who was of age and healthy to come fight.

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Since the farmer was too old and the son had a broken leg, the military men continued on without taking either man with them.

The neighbor, once again at dinner said, “What great news!”

And the farmer, once again, just shrugged and said… “Maybe.”

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So you see, situations aren’t good or bad, it’s what we do with them that gives them that distinction.

So if you find yourself in a tough spot, be like Kahanawita and turn it into something positive.

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By B.T. Swezey
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B.T. Swezey is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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