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Young Corpus Christi business owner gives back during government shutdown

Posted: 6:08 PM, Jan 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-21 19:34:04-05

 

Sprinkle in some compassion, and a little bit of charity, and you have yourself a Ramen Legend.

“I have a passion for cooking,” said Carl Bernardo, owner of Ramen Legend.

“We’re offering a complimentary rice bowl for those affected by the partial government shutdown,” said Bernardo.

He knows firsthand what hardship feels like.

“I came from a third world country,” said Bernardo. “When I was there I wasn’t able to do anything to help others who were unfortunate cause I was also a part of the unfortunate ones.”

A Philippines native in pursuit of a medical degree, Bernardo found his calling in the restaurant industry.

“I’m more confident that being a nurse,” said Bernardo.

Now, he’s using his talent to feed struggling government employees.

“It’s really unfortunate to see people that are not getting what they were actually working for,” said Bernardo.

For now, he’s only offering the free meals today, but if the shutdown continues he says his business is here to help.

“I hope that the shutdown actually stops, but if we have to of course we will. Absolutely,” said Bernardo.

This young entrepreneur opened up his business just this month, but he says he wants community and helping others to be a staple of his business.