Sanders thanks Boston restaurant for chips, salsa, and a side of support
Bessie King was getting ready to close up Villa Mexico Cafe Monday night when a customer walked over to the counter to show her something on his phone.
As King stared at the screen, she realized it was an image of a bag of tortilla chips and salsa, accompanied by a note that she had written, which she gave to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaign staff earlier that day.
We saw it, and we were, like, Oh, my God!? said King, who co-owns the Water Street restaurant with her mother, Julie.
Sanders staff had posted the picture, which showed the handwritten note of support from King, to both Instagram and Tumblr.
The caption next to the image read, To Julie and Bessie: Thank you for this lovely note. Happy to hear that you #FeelTheBern.j
When a customer told King in the afternoon Monday that Sanders was around the corner from her restaurant, she put the note and chips together and dashed down the street.
The note said, Welcome to Boston! We own a small Mexican restaurant here on Water Street (my mom and I) and when customers said you may be coming we came out to see and feel the Bern in person. We are rooting and voting for you. Stay strong and God bless you.
Feel the Bern hot sauce.
We are a DEMOCRACY for God's sake.
We vastly outnumber our corporate and billionaire masters!