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The founder of Little Caesars Pizza, Mike Ilitch paid Rosa Park's rent for over 10 years.


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When Mike learned that the 81-year old civil rights activist had been robbed and beaten in her Detroit home in 1994, he wanted to move her to a safer apartment, so he established a trust to cover her rent.

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Regarding the guy that robbed and beat her:

According to news articles, he didn't know it was her house at first. He just wanted to rob an elderly woman.

Then he recognized her, confirmed it was her, and then beat and robbed her anyway.

And what makes it even better... 

This fact was found out after his death. Rosa Parks died in 2005, and news of this was not made public til after the death of Mike Ilitch in 2014. There was no advertising about this, certainly not in either of their lifetimes.

It’s how it should be. Do good deeds because it’s the right thing to do. Not for personal or commercial gain.

 

 

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