AN Edithvale pizzeria owner put smiles on faces the best way he knows how last week, through the power of pizza.
The Bo Gurks restaurant spent three hours handing out free pizzas last week. The initiative was an effort to cheer up the community in the midst of another COVID-19 lockdown.
Bo Gurks owner Jared Turnbull said he had noticed his regular customers had become more upset in recent weeks, and decided to try and make a positive difference. “When customers come into the shop we always like to get alongside them to find out what they’re interested in and help them find the right beer for them,” he said. “We get to know them really well so we could tell that a lot of our regulars were struggling a bit, as many of us are.”
Last Tuesday, 31 August, the restaurant handed out 100 free wood-fire pizzas to their customers. “It was just so fantastic to see so many smiling faces again, especially all the little kids who came along with their parents,” Mr Turnbull said.
“None of us can change the world by ourselves, but a single small act of kindness can be all it takes to lift one person’s spirits and keep them on the right track. I can’t make the pandemic go away but I can make pizzas, so hopefully we brought just a little bit of joy to the community we care about.”