Golden State Warriors basketball player Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha Curry donated $25,000 to a struggling pho restaurant in Oakland, California, SF Gate reports.
Monster Pho Restaurant is located 40 minutes from Oracle Arena, where the now San Francisco-based Golden State Warriors used to play. It’s run by Tee Tran who spoke with the Tamron Hall show about his restaurant’s experience during the pandemic.
Tran has lost 75 percent of his business since the onset of the pandemic, and he was forced to put his home in forbearance, according to FOX 2. Despite that, Tran and Monster Pho worked with Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, as well as the World Central Kitchen founded by Chef José Andrés, to distribute around 24,000 meals to those in need.
“Being an immigrant, we came here with nothing. So, our family understood exactly how it is to not have a meal,” Tran told “The Tamron Hall Show.”
Stephen and Ayesha presented Tran with a $25,000 check on the show and praised Tran for his dedication to the community.
“He hits the ground every morning with gratitude and finds a way to keep pushing,” Stephen said, according to SF Gate. “And I love that spirit. It’s something I want to embody as well.”
“We love what a bright light you are,” Ayesha Curry added.
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