WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil’s job is to violently slam people and toss them like rag dolls, but the 6-foot-4, 270-pound wrestler has a kind heart.
O’Neil posted to Instagram Saturday that he tried to treat a couple of homeless people to a nice meal, but was refused service by a San Diego Yard House restaurant and bar.
I'm gathering homeless people to take them out to eat at @yardhouse last night I did the same thing and the manager seemed distant in Serving the two last night so I said instead of just posting I'll gather more and eat lunch with them at that Resturant. They need to learn how to treat All humans as such. #ContentOfCharacter #AllLivesMatter
O’Neil is persistent, though.
The very next day, he gathered even more homeless people and went back to the same Yard House. This time the Yard House manager had a change of heart and actually let them enjoy their lunch there.
Completely Different Response than Last night at the @YardHouse in San Diego I'm Not a Fan of Injustice or Prejudice of any sort towards Anybody. My Mother Raised Me with the Help of many others from all walks of life and there were many Times that I had to go without as a youth because of A Lack of Financial resources. People will categorize those that they can't relate to criticize those that stand up and speak out against what's wrong all until it directly affects them. I'm not the richest man in the world, but Money,Fame and Status have never held me Bondage because at the end of the day I've Gone without before and God has always provided for me. Now I have the opportunity to do the exact thing that others did for me when I had nothing to give them in return….LOVE OTHERS!!! Thanks to those that accepted Help&Those that Treated my guest at lunch as Humans,Patrons and Gods People. On to Ontario for @WWE Live tonight #WWEOntario
O’Neil said he didn’t want to bash the Yard House, he just wanted to make “A Conscience Effort to relay a Bigger Message to the Masses that Look down on those that they don’t Relate to.”
'Whatever you do for the least of these brothers & sisters of mine, you did for me' – Matthew 25:40 Thank you @usatoday @sbnation @bleacherreport and Every other Media outlet, Individual or group that shared this via Social Media&Other Various Platforms. My intent with act was Not a Mean spirited one towards @yardhouse in San Diego, but it was A Conscience Effort to relay a Bigger Message to the Masses that Look down on those that they don't Relate to. We're all one Situation away from having our lives turned upside down whether it be via Health issues, A loss of a loved one or Becoming Homeless We ALL Are People that can and will deal with struggles of all sorts and its up to those that understand this to continue to Bring Light to the Places and issues that are Deemed Dark. @wwe had Nothing to do with Why I did what I did so for those that want to throw shade towards me or @WWE It falls on deaf ears. Hopefully at some point you too will use your platform to Promote,Produce&Permit Positive Change in this world. @WWE Superstar is What I Do for A Living, It's NOT Who I AM For A Living. I Have A Family,Friends& A University @uflorida That Can Attest to the Man That I Am and As Long As God Is Pleased and My Family is Proud of The Man that I Am I'm Good. #ContentOfCharacter Drives Me Not The Media,Money or Fame…All of that is Superficial&Stereotypical, the Life that God allows me to Live is for One Purpose…His Glory!!Im Blessed to be a Blessing and So are you…Question is..Will you act on what you are Blessed to do? With Love, THANK YOU ALL!! #AllLivesMatter
Titus is no stranger to taking stands, as he was part of the “No H8” campaign in support of gay marriage, and his current tag-team partner, Darren Young, is even the first openly gay WWE wrestler.
Yard House was probably smart in letting them in, if only to avoid a big boot to the face.