This Popular Oregon Diner Bought An RV For A Homeless Man

by | Jan 20, 2023 | Featured, Food & Drink, Interesting, News

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One of our most favorite places to eat, in my hometown of Springfield, Oregon, has helped a homeless man get off the streets. Addi Farnsworth, who owns Addi's Diner, raised over $1,500 in three months to buy the man, Bob Ady an RV.

"Finally came to the spot where I needed help, and this is a beautiful experience," Ady tells KEZI, a local news broadcast in Lane County.

Bob Ady was homeless for many years, and back in 2009 he would visit Addi's Diner daily as Farmsworth would him a hot meal. Sadly, around a year ago, Mr. Ady got a nasty spider bite and was hospitalized. Following his release, he had no place to sleep. At the time, Farnsworth helped him out by putting up a tent and cover in the corner of their parking lot.

Screengrab via Youtube/KEZI

Eventually, Farnsworth put out a jar in an effort to help raise enough money to buy Ady his own RV, so he would no longer need to sleep in a tent.

"We put a jar out, and customers would put a couple of dollars in here and there," Farnsworth told KEZI.

It didn't take too long, only about three months in fact for them to reach their goal. They were able to get a great deal on an RV, thanks to a family that helped out, who no longer needed it and were moving out of town.

Personally, knowing this kind woman, after featuring Addi's Diner at That Oregon Life in 2017, I am not the least bit surprised she would do something like this. As she mentioned in the original article, we can hope this story will be an inspiration to help others and to spread love and kindness to everyone.

If you plan on checking out her fine diner, expect at least a 20 minute wait as this place is hugely popular - especially for breakfast. And their delicious 16 pinch pancakes are well worth the wait!


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Written By Tyler James

Tyler James, founder of That Oregon Life, is a true Oregon native whose love for his state runs deep. Since the inception of the blog in 2013, his unbridled passion for outdoor adventures and the natural beauty of Oregon has been the cornerstone of his work. As a father to two beautiful children, Tyler is always in pursuit of new experiences to enrich his family’s life. He curates content that not only reflects his adventures but also encourages others to set out and create precious memories in the majestic landscapes of Oregon. Tyler's vision and guidance are integral to his role as publisher and editor, shaping the blog into a source of inspiration for exploring the wonders of Oregon.

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