After a popular Filipino food truck was vandalized with anti-Asian slurs, the owners received unexpected help from Utah Jazz player Jordan Clarkson.
Ben Pierce said he woke up Sunday morning in Layton, about 25 miles from Salt Lake City, to find his World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck vandalized with hateful messages painted across the black exterior. Pierce owns the truck with his 21-year-old son, Brevin, and they shared the graffiti images on social media.
“We are not going to have hatred stop us from sharing our culture,” they wrote. “We are just so hurt right now and don’t what to comment on anything.”
The post went viral, with people offering donations and sharing their plans to eat at the family-owned business as soon as it was up and running. Pierce shared with NBC Affiliate KSL how overwhelmed he was by the support.
“I don’t really cry that much, you know?” the Utah resident told KSL. “Emotionally, you just can’t believe — we love Utah by itself, but when the community is just so loving. All the love that we’re getting is unbelievable. We couldn’t ask for anything else.”