Beggar Gives Half of Pizza to Hungry Rich Man, Later Businessman Gives Half of Business to Beggar – Story of the Day

One wealthy businessman was left hungry in the middle of the night by his lack of food. He comes across a poor man who gives him some food. Months later, he repays the kind man for what he did. 

Arnold was a successful restaurateur who visited a small community on a business trip. He was due to meet in the city’s outskirts where he would plan to renovate and revive a failing restaurant to make it financially viable again. 

The meeting was scheduled for 10:00 p.m. at current restaurant owner’s house. They had plenty of time to close down the restaurant before they headed home to meet Arnold. 

Arnold attended a late-night meeting at a nearby neighborhood. Source: Pexels | Source: Pexels

Arnold felt hungry while he waited. He was told by the owners that they would be late so he decided to wander around the neighborhood in search of something to eat. All the cafes he passed through were closed, save for an old, abandoned restaurant called “Sean’s Pizza.” 

Arnold entered the restaurant in desperate search of food. Arnold realized, however, that the restaurant wasn’t open and hadn’t been in a while. 

Arnold decided to go for a walk. Arnold liked the intricate interior design of the pizza parlor and realized it must have been once a popular restaurant. 

Arnold realized that Arnold was right when he said that the pizzeria had been successful because of its interior design.Source: Pexels | Source: Pexels

He looked around and saw that the door had suddenly closed behind him due to a sudden gust of wind. Arnold was hit with a piece from the ceiling when the structure of the building shook. 

He lost consciousness instantly after the piece struck his head. He was slightly confused as to where he was when he woke from the impact. 

He looked around, and he saw a frail man standing beside him. He sat up and decided to talk to the man. “What happened? How long was I unconscious?”He asked. 

Arnold was unconscious after a chunk of the ceiling fell upon him.Source: Pexels | Source: Pexels

Steve, the man who introduced himself, said Arnold had been unconscious for around half an hour. “I was at the back room of the pizza parlor when I heard the door slam. I went to check it out and saw you unconscious on the floor. A piece of the ceiling fell and hit you,”Steve explained to Arnold, giving him a bottle water.

“What were you doing inside the back room? This place looks deserted,”Arnold responded by taking the water bottle and swallowing it down. 

“Well, I live here, actually,” Steve revealed. “My father, Sean, used to own this pizza parlor, but he died long ago. I couldn’t maintain the restaurant, so I closed it down. Now, I’m left begging for alms on the street.”

Steve said that he used to live in an abandoned pizza shop.Source: Pexels | Source: Pexels

“I’m sorry to hear that you had to close down your business. The place looks as if it was once very successful. I would have loved to try your pizzas,”Arnold was admitted. 

Steve smiled at him and shook his head. “Well, sir, today is your lucky day. I was making a pizza for myself using my father’s secret recipe. We don’t cook pizzas in an oven, but in an open fire, making them very tasty. A generous woman gave me some cash today, and I was able to buy ingredients. Come with me,”Steve said that Arnold was leading him to the back. 

Arnold was amazed by Steve’s simple setup when they finally arrived. He placed the pizza on an open fire made of wood and metal. 

Arnold watched Steve prepare the pizza over an open flame.Source: Pexels | Source: Pexels

Arnold was able, after a few minutes, to taste Steve’s creation. He was amazed. He said it was the best pizza he’d ever had!

Arnold arrived at his late-night meeting full of food. He was distracted by the conversation of restaurant owners and thought about Steve and his pizza.

Despite his lingering thoughts, he honored his promise and bought the restaurant from its current owners. He promised to make it a fine dining, fusion restaurant. 

Arnold continued with his plan for a renovation of the failing restaurant near the town center. Source: Pexels | Source: Pexels

Arnold’s new restaurant opened just a few short weeks later. There were long lines and the restaurant was full for several weeks. He realized that the restaurant was now fully operational and could stand on its own, so he decided to pursue what he had been wanting to do for several weeks. 

Steve woke up on Monday morning to hear construction materials being transported into an abandoned pizza shop. He found Arnold and several other workers in hard hats when he went to the back of the room. 

“What are you doing here?” Steve asked Arnold. “Why do you have so many materials with you?”

Arnold was accompanied by construction workers when he went to the pizza joint.Source: Pexels | Source: Pexels

Arnold smiled proudly. “I bought the plot of land we’re in. Since the loan was not paid off years ago, it was named a government property. Now, I’m building a pizzeria that I know families will surely love!”

This angered Steve, thinking Arnold was taking advantage of his poor situation. “How dare you disrespect what my father once built!”He yelled. 

“I am not trying to disrespect you or your father, Steve. I am trying to honor the two of you. I’m naming the restaurant ‘Sean and Steve’s Pizza,”Arnold assured him. He thought Steve would be happy, but this made him more angry. 

Arnold shared his plans for reopening the pizzeria.Source: Pexels | Source: Pexels

“Don’t you dare run a pizzeria under my father’s name! Do you think simply naming it after us would ‘honor’ us?”He shot back. 

“Steve, I’m not going to run the pizzeria… you are!”Arnold praised Steve on the back, “You see, I couldn’t stop thinking about the pizza you made a couple of weeks ago. It would be a pity if you kept this secret recipe to yourself. The world deserves to get a taste of the best pizza ever!”

Steve saw that Arnold was offering him the chance to get his life back on track. He began to listen with an open heart. Arnold explained to him that he was going be managing the operations of the pizzeria and Arnold would continue as an investor and consultant behind the scenes. 

Steve saw that Arnold was offering him the chance to get his life back on track.Source: Pexels | Source: Pexels

“What do you get from helping me?” Steve asked Arnold. 

“Well, Steve, I am a retauranteur. I invest in restaurants, and I want to invest in yours. We split the profits in half. This way, we are business partners,”He explained. 

Steve liked the idea of a fair partnership. Arnold would finance everything so he could concentrate on the menu and making the best pizzas. 

After opening the restaurant, Steve was able again to make pizzas for others.Source: Pexels | Source: Pexels

Before people knew it, the pizzeria enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. People waited hours to get their delicious pizza, just like Arnold’s other restaurants. 

Because of the success at the pizzeria, Steve managed to save enough money for a decent apartment. He didn’t have to beg for food and was able to afford a comfortable life. 

“Thank you, Arnold. You changed my life,”Steve spoke to his business partner in one day. 

Arnold wrapped his arm around Steve’s shoulder, and shook his head. “You helped me once, and I helped you. Consider us even,”He smiled and said it. 

What can we learn from this tale?

  • You will get back what you put into the world. Arnold was not a wealthy man, but Steve gave him a generous meal. Arnold eventually paid him back by giving Arnold the chance to rebuild his pizza business. 
  • It is never too late for you to find your passion. After his father’s closing, Steve was afraid he wouldn’t be able make pizza again. He was eventually able to pursue his passion once again when Arnold helped him open a new pizzeria. 

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