What would happen if someone did this on a VTA train?
A bunch of random New Yorkers boarded an L-train to Brooklyn the other day. And someone had set up a long table with a FULL THANKSGIVING DINNER for them.
They served everything you’d expect. Turkey, mashed potatoes, veggies, mac and cheese, cornbread, and more.
Anyone who wanted to eat was allowed to. But they all stopped to say Grace first.
Apparently there were a few MTA workers on the train who could have shut the whole thing down, but didn’t. And there are a bunch of videos of people filling plates.
Turns out an up-and-coming stand-up comedian named Jodell Lewis was behind it.
He told the “New York Post” he was riding the L-train a while back, and noticed how stressed everyone was because of construction that’s been slowing things up.
He says it took several months of planning to pull it off, and he hopes it brightened a few people’s day. Plus, he wanted to show out-of-towners that, quote, “New York has a heart.”
ONLY IN NEW YORK: Subway riders got a special surprise when they walked onto an L train and found themselves in the middle of a Thanksgiving feast — with a fully loaded dinner table. Everyone who stepped on the train car was offered a plate. ❤🍽 https://t.co/jTZ0piOS7K pic.twitter.com/TZZub3r4tK
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) November 26, 2019