Restaurant owner gives away $10,000 to families in need

This restaurant owner learned you have to stick together when he battled cancer. Now, he's helping people get through this winter weather.

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MAX BOZEMAN II: At this time, I'm not even able to open my own restaurant. I wish I could because I would be feeding the entire city right now.

My name is Matt Bozeman II. I own the Greasy Spoon Soulfood Bistro. I got a hotel room on Sunday because I didn't know what the weather was going to do. I just wanted to make sure, because of my own health situation, that I didn't get caught where I didn't have power or water or food.

I'm currently battling stage 3 rectal cancer. Once I left the hotel on Tuesday and I started to [? see ?] it was still icey and wrecks were still happening, I realized that, oh, goodness, the city is still in bad shape.

- My power was actually off since February 15 at 3:00 AM.

MAX BOZEMAN II: I realized that I had to do something.

- My home was extremely cold.

MAX BOZEMAN II: Basically made a post, simply on my Instagram, saying, "Hey, look, I need 10 people who don't have food, don't have groceries to DM me so I can send you $100."

- I drove to six different hotels.

MAX BOZEMAN II: The stories that I've had to read in my messages have been heart-wrenching.

- Finally found one and whatever the price it was, I had to pay it.

MAX BOZEMAN II: You know, people really out here are hurting.

- That $100 helped contribute to a stay at the hotel, where me and my daughter was able to have a hot bath, was able to sleep in, you know, without in the cold.

MAX BOZEMAN II: Right now we're at about 70 persons that we've given $100 to. My personal goal went from $1,000 to giving away $10,000.

- I just want to say thank you, God bless, and we see your doing.

MAX BOZEMAN II: We've gone through so much as the city and we've come out of it, because tomorrow is always good. Next time when we're going through something, we can look back at this moment and say it was hard but we persevered and we got through it, and so we can get through it again.