PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Remember the Soup Nazi from Seinfield?
Actor Larry Thomas reversed that role and paid a visit to the Jubilee Kitchen in the Hill District to help serve Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless and destitute.
The actor has a big heart under that gruff exterior.
More than 100 needy people came to eat dinner.
“We were going to go home and stop at Dollar General and get a quarter pound of turkey and have turkey and cheese sandwiches,” Bob Buller, of Carrick, said.
Since most who come to eat have no other home to go to, the Jubilee has become something of a family. People like Andy Kunsman and his girlfriend Nicole Abare found the ample meal replenishing in many ways.
“It does feel great, and everybody is so kind,” Kunsman said.
Except for the Soup Nazi, of course.
“We’re serving thanksgiving,” Thomas said. “No soup today. No soup for you.”
In reality, Thomas has become a friend of the kitchen since performing at a benefit last month. He flew in from Los Angeles to be in Pittsburgh to help serve those less fortunate – his way of giving back.
“If I was Bill Gates I’d be throwing out the bucks, but this is what I have to give, and it’s cool,” he said.
Jubilee founder Sister Ligouri Rossner was thankful he made the trip from sunny LA to rainy Pittsburgh.
“People are laughing, they’re talking, so he made the whole dreary day … very cheerful,” she said.