The manager of the Bosphore kebab in Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin) certainly did not expect that when he opened his mail of the day, relayed by The voice of the North. At the end of July, he receives a letter, accompanied by a 50 euro note. On the word, we can read: ” Hello Mr. Boss of the Bosphorus. I give you this letter with 50 € to return your money. In 2010, I had eaten with my four children. I had just come out of a divorce, the situation was desperate and I left without paying. I recently remembered this story. I hope you will forgive me for this. May Allah grant you success in your life […] Forgive me, I sincerely regret. »
Today, the kebab in question is owned by Guney Cokkaya, 23, who took over from her father, from Turkey, who opened it in 2000. The letter was shared on social media by one of his friends, initiator of the collective “Pour plus tard”, which distributes meals to people in the street, for “ raise awareness of people to have their hearts ready ».
Too young at the time of the events to remember them, Guney Cokkaya therefore questioned her father. ” He doesn’t remember it. But it must be said that, like everyone in the restaurant business, we see all kinds of things! », He confides to Alsace smiling. ” We therefore do not know if this mother “ran away” with her children without saying anything or if she explained that she did not have the means to pay. “, He adds before specifying that, if the lady had confided on her situation, her father and his team had to be understanding,” they shouldn’t have run after him »
One thing is certain, Guney Cokkaya does not hold any grudges towards the mother of the family and hopes that people will show understanding. ” We must not judge people too quickly! », He says in conclusion.