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OKLAHOMA CITY – After a kind gesture gained national attention, a local restaurant is hoping to pay it forward to others in need.

The owner of P.B. Jams, in Warr Acres, recently noticed someone had been rummaging through the trash, specifically food containers.

She says it broke her heart to know someone was so down on their luck they would be digging through her trash. So, rather than ignore it, she decided to help.

“That really, it hurt me that someone had to do that,” said Ashley Jiron, owner of P.B. Jams.

So she put a sign on the dumpster and at the front door, telling whomever was eating from her trash that they’re “a human being, and worth more than a meal from a dumpster.”

The sign goes on to say the person is welcome to come in to the sandwich shop for a meal, free of charge.

“I think we’ve all been in that position where we needed someone’s help and we just needed someone to extend that hand and if I can be that one person to extend that hand to another human being then I will definitely do it,” Ashley said.

Now, the business is hoping to help others in need.

A GoFundMe site has been created to ‘share the nuts.’

Through the campaign, customers can pre-pay for a meal for a person in need.

For every donation, a sticky nut will be placed on a wall in the business.

Those who are in need can take a tag off the wall and use it as payment for a meal of their choice.

Any donations that are not used by the end of the month will be used to purchase food for a local homeless shelter.

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