Reader’s Digest recently asked their readers what’s the nicest place in America and the winner is a small falafel shop in Knoxville, Tennessee. Yassin’s Falafel house was selected from a nearly limitless list of possibilities which, according to UpWorthy, makes their win even more inspiring to see.
Yassin Terou and his family fled Syria in 2011, and relocated to Tennessee seeking a new and better life. The family spoke little English, had no friends, and relied on their local mosque for food. But eventually Yassin started to sell sandwiches at the mosque which led to opening his successful falafel shop.
UpWorthy makes that point that Yassin has “kept the kindness going, making a point to embrace people of all faiths and backgrounds, saying it’s his way of paying back the love and acceptance his family received when the arrived in America.”
To this, the nicest man in American remarks, “Breaking bread is not only food inside your stomach, it’s love you feel.”