Altuve wins hearts by maintaining promise to Belong Kitchen employee

When a Belong Kitchen worker named Elie requested Altuve for an autograph, he did not have a Sharpie. He promised he’d come to the restaurant the following day.

HOUSTON — A younger Belong Kitchen worker named Elie is an enormous Astros fan so she was thrilled when she just lately noticed Astros star Jose Altuve in a west Houston parking zone.

Elie requested Altuve to autograph her hat, however neither had a Sharpie.

When the second baseman discovered Elie labored at Belong Kitchen, he promised to cease by throughout her shift the following day.

“When you come, you higher carry Correa with you!” Elie instructed him.

Certain sufficient, Altuve and free agent Carlos Correa confirmed up on the grab-and-go restaurant the following day. They signed autographs and posed for photos with Elie and her co-workers.

“We cherished having you go to Belong immediately and are grateful for the numerous methods you bless our metropolis and its folks,” the restaurant posted on Instagram.

The restaurant despatched the 2 superstars house with some lasagna.

“We’ll be concerned to listen to if it was a HOMERUN! Your shock go to and dedication to Ellie actually was a GRAND SLAM!” the restaurant posted.

Altuve and Correa positively hit a house run with the Belong workers.

Proprietor Kim Brown mentioned she opened the restaurant to offer “dignified, significant and paid employment for adults with mental and developmental disabilities (IDD) in a nurturing setting.”

Brown was impressed to start out Belong after studying there weren’t a variety of alternatives accessible for her personal daughter and others with IDD.

She mentioned they employed a number of adults with IDD to work out of their properties and ship meals in the course of the pandemic. It was an enormous success that led to their takeout restaurant.

“We consider God has offered everybody with the capability to serve and contribute to our group in a significant means. We are able to’t wait to see what comes from having a spot the place everybody Belongs.”

Belong workers prepare dinner up a totally different specialty every day and promote the family-size meals which are accessible for pick-up. Additionally they provide scrumptious desserts and particular orders for particular occasions.

“We have now a tremendous group of workers who love one another and love to organize superb meals,” Brown mentioned.