Stunning Picture of 7-11 Sign Posted By Reddit, Now It's Going Viral

A Reddit user who went to a 7-11 for a quick slurpee was surprised to find a heart-warming sign left in the store window. The sign read “He Who Is Hungry, And Can't Pay For A Hot Dog, Can Have One For Free!" He quickly shared it to the Reddit community and from there it went viral in less than a day. From there it was closely examined and debated by those who saw it in a different light.

The user who posted it goes by the name “Imploder” and also commented, “Went in to get a Slurpee and noticed this sign on my way out. Good on you 7/11.” The original poster seemed to be providing uplifting social commentary and didn’t appear have the intention to start a debate. However, once the sign went viral, it quickly divided opinions.

Some were quick to point out that the sign wasn’t placed there by the chain of convenience stores and was not an indication that 7-11 conducts itself generously. One user wrote “That's not a 7-11 sign. That was put up by the individual franchisee who owns that store. Corporate doesn't give away food.” This was taken by many as a reminder that the chain store is owned by individual franchisees, one of whom in this case was also a good samaritan.

Others also detracted from the kind gesture placed in the window by pointing out the fine print at the bottom which states "We Reserve The Right To Refuse Service To Anyone!" Rather than let this detract from the original intention of kindness, some users pointed out that sometimes it is necessary for the owner to use his own discretion in order to avoid giving out free food.

One Reddit user even described his own experience working at the store which hinted why the owner would be willing to give away free hot dogs. “I worked at a 7/11 once, we were supposed to replace the unsold hotdogs at the end of every shift. I did, then I noticed when I came in the next day, the exact same hotdogs I had put on the rollers were still there, one had an obvious cosmetic defect that gave it away, I decided to see how long those hotdogs would stay if I didn't swap them out on my shift. A week later, they were all still there. (We almost never sold hotdogs, probably sold 2 in the year I was there). Finally accepted that I was the only one working there changing the food on schedule, went back to replacing them on my shift.

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