In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the first major hurricane to hit mainland United States since Wilma in 2005, heartwarming stories are pouring in from the land of Texas, where businesses, volunteers, and responders are doing everything they can to help anyone in need.
One example is the Sake Sushi Bar and Lounge in Port Arthur, Texas where the staff has been going above and beyond to lend a helping hand to those left in the wake of the disaster.
Keith Nguyen took to Facebook to applaud the efforts of his father, Phe Nguyen, and his uncle, Binh Nguyen who own the restaurant and have been working tirelessly around the clock to supply meals to those who are running out of food.
Source: Keith Nguyen
“My dad and uncle Binh own a restaurant in Southeast Texas and they were also affected by Harvey but the media doesn’t cover it. Today them, their staff and volunteers helped create over 1000 meals for victims, first responders, and other volunteers,” Keith said on Facebook.
“My dad and uncle are both very humble about it but I believe they at least deserve recognition and appreciation for everything that they do. Their restaurant is Sake Sushi Bar and Lounge in Port Arthur, TX. If you’re ever in the area you should stop by and support these hard working men, or even share their good deed on Facebook. They deserve it.”
Source: Keith Nguyen
Keith’s shout out to his altruist family did not go unnoticed as his post was shared on Facebook more than 244,000 times on his Facebook page alone. It was also posted on the “Love What Matters” Facebook page where it was shared more than 8,500 times, as well as various national media outlets.
Many social media users have been applauding the efforts of the Port Arthur-based business.
“It takes people like this to prove to all America that we have good, kind-hearted people everywhere!” one Facebook user said. “Thanks and God bless!”
“God bless Binh Nguyen and Phe Nguyen for their generosity,” said another. “Everyone should look up the Sake Sushi Bar and Lounge when in Port Arthur, TX!!!!”
“Words cannot convey the gratitude and thanks for your great deed!” a commenter said. “We are all one!!”
According to the Beaumont Enterprise, Phe and Binh got their hard work ethic and sense of community responsibility from their father.
“We want our restaurant to be a fun community experience that appeals to families and friends on any day of the week,” Phe Nguyen told the newspaper in a 2016 interview.