Leonardo DiCaprio visits restaurant in Edinburgh
Leonardo DiCaprio has shown his support for Scotland’s homeless with a visit to Home restaurant.
The 42-year-old actor was wined and dined at the eatery in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh on Thursday (17.11.16), which was set up to give employment opportunities to homeless people and provide food, shelter and training.
And the ‘The Revenant’ star’s appearance was "an honour" for the company, which was created by the sandwich store Social Bite, which donates all of its profits to charity organisations, and restaurant group Maison Bleue.
Speaking about Leonardo’s visit, the co-founder of Social bite, Josh Littlejohn, said: "It was such an honour to
have Leonardo DiCaprio visit our brand new restaurant, Home. The restaurant, which is a joint venture between Social Bite and a local restaurant group Maison Bleue, aims to provide a great restaurant experience whilst at the same time giving customers the chance to ‘Pay it Forward’ for the homeless."
And Josh thinks the Hollywood hunk’s decision to check out the cafe was "very humbling".
He explained: "Homeless people are then invited in every Monday to dine with dignity, as well as being offered job opportunities to help break the cycle of homelessness. For Leo to choose to highlight this initiative whilst in Scotland is very humbling and we are grateful to him for raising the awareness."
Home’s staff members including Biffy McKay, Colin Child and Joe Hart came from a homeless background and were given a much needed "confidence boost" being able to rustle up a tasty treat for the Oscar winning star.
Speaking about the unforgettable moment, Biffy said: "When you are homeless people don’t look at you, they look through you. I didn’t feel like person back then, I felt invisible. Now I have totally turned my life around and it has given me such a big confidence boost to cook lunch for Leo DiCaprio. I have loved him since I was little girl, it’s a dream come true."