Award-winning falafel shop owner feeds federal workers

Yassin Terou, whose falafel shop in Knoxville, Tennessee, was named "Nicest Place in America" by Reader's Digest, is offering free meals during the government shutdown.
1:07 | 01/16/19

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Thanks so much. Someone shared something with me on social media yesterday. I want to make sure to share it with you. I hope you remember this guy. Yassin, the Syrian refugee we met in the fall. Remember at the falafel shop. Which went to visit him in Knoxville I found more than great food. I found love. The moment I walked in the door. You know what he's doing now? He's reaching out to his neighbors yet again, this time offering free meals to federal workers not getting paid due to the shutdown and also providing it for their children. Showing your I.D. At the door gets you a delicious meal. The post says we're more than happy to serve them because they have been serving us and he adds a personal touch for the government employees that come in on each ticket the restaurant rings up a special message will read, Knoxville loves you and we love you. That is great. I know then a retired worker from the federal government was inspired by this and donated $100. I mean -- The chef Jose Andres is doing it in Washington, D.C. Coming up, the latest on Paris Jackson and her condition.

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