'It breaks my heart to see my mom watching the door every day, waiting for a customer to walk in,' she wrote alongside a picture of her Mom looking at the door.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on December 14, 2022. It has since been updated.
People have always supported anyone on the internet for a genuine cause, be it for donations, employment, or any other need. So, a daughter didn’t hesitate to wish for more customers for her mother's restaurant. She wrote in a Tiktok video, “It breaks my heart to see my mom watching the door every day, waiting for a customer to walk in.” She said that she wishes to “give her customers for Christmas.”
In the video, the mother Joy Milan can be seen sitting in an empty shop and looking at the door for customers to come in. The restaurant is called Taco-Bout-Joys and has a Tiktok account with the same name. The business is owned by Milan and her sister Kack Keomanivong. It is situated at Glenview in Illinois. The video was posted on the channel by Milan’s daughter Isabel.
It struck a chord with many people on the platform. The video received about 38.9 million views and 68,700 comments. Many who lived in Illinois promised to visit the place. A user wrote, "I’m going to get dinner there tonight ❤️❤️❤️❤️- I live 3 minutes away." Another wrote, "I live in Illinois and this isn’t too far. I will definitely try your mom’s restaurant." Another user said, "Why did I just find out this was in Glenview!? Be there this weekend!!!!"
A day later, Isabel posted an update on her mother's business. The onscreen caption reads, "Haven’t had time to sit down and update, but let’s just say it was only my mom and me this morning and we ended with this crew.” In the video, the kitchen can be seen filled with about 9 people diligently working to get out the orders, there is also music playing in the background. It is written in the video, "We’re amazed by the support and we’re still taking it all in."
Isabel went on to share more videos about the shop. In the next video, she introduces her mother who is seen cooking in the kitchen. Isabel goes on to say that she and her fiance decorated the interiors and designed the menus.“The whole family and some friends came together today to help out and celebrate an amazing day," reads the on-screen text. She also showed a pile of receipts and money that they have received due to the inflow of people. It reads, “Nothing but happy tears and laughter all day.”
People on the internet were happy to see the business doing well. A user wrote, "I'm so happy to be here to watch y'all grow 🥰🥰🥰" Another user wrote, "Over 3k reviews on Google now and all 5 star. I love that!" Another said, "God blessed you in such a beautiful way. Tiktok reminded me of what humanity can do when it wants to be positive."
Isabel is grateful for all the support she has been getting. She said, “First of all, I want to thank everybody for the love and support the past few days, it’s been incredible." She added, “We’re all super tired, but it’s been very worth it.”