Inspired by a sick customer, a diner owner feeds those who can’t make it to her restaurant

San Diego (CNN)Ruth Henricks has served thousands of customers at her small diner, but she will never forget one man who walked into The Huddle 30 years ago.

“(He) was very thin, looked kind of sick, and he told me he was living with AIDS,” she recalled.
The United States was in the midst of an AIDS epidemic in 1989, when the reported number of cases reached 100,000, including nearly 60,000 deaths, according to the CDC.

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