This Restaurant Actually Would Let You Dine And Dash (But You Won't Want To)

A crazy social experiment: Rent a restaurant. Give away the food.Do it again next week.

This Restaurant Actually Would Let You Dine And Dash (But You Won't Want To)

It's an experiment in generosity.

The people behind Karma Kitchen don't know, each week, if it's going to work. There's no plan B. If people didn't want to pay, it would ... stop. But it's been going strong since 2007. The data's in and the results are good.

The staff doesn't know what they're doing — and it absolutely doesn't matter.

At most restaurants, you want a waiter who knows the menu, has a handle on the niceties, smiles when taking your order. At Karma Kitchen, you'll get the smile. The waitstaff are volunteers, and what they lack in skills, they make up for in generosity.

You can connect with the people around you — but you don't have to.

No pressure here. If you want to think deeply about the meaning of sharing, go for it. But if you just want to keep to yourself, that's cool, too.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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