- Michael "Mikey" Cole has inspired a lot of people on social media after disclosing how Mikey Likes It ice cream started
- A cookbook fell on him while cleaning his aunt's closet and in it, he discovered how to make ice cream
- Michael said he tried it out but didn't get it at first because he didn't have an ice cream machine; the second try was the birth of his business empire
The founder of Mikey Likes It Ice Cream, Michael “Mikey” Cole, has wowed people on social media after disclosing how his business started.
Speaking to Humans of New York on Facebook, Mikey said he discovered a cookbook at his aunt's place when she passed away and decided to try out the recipes.
According to Mikey, his aunt had passed away at the time and he was cleaning her closet when he discovered what would eventually change his life.
While cleaning the closet, Mikey reached for the top shelf and some things fell on him, one of them was the cookbook.
In his words:
"I’m reaching up for the top shelf and mad sh*t fell on me, one of them is a cookbook. Two recipes popped out: ratatouille and vanilla ice cream."
According to him, he didn't know what ratatouille was so he decided to try and make the ice cream.
"I had no machine, no nothing. I put the ingredients into a bowl and popped it in the freezer. It was trash. So I was like we gotta change this. I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and got a tabletop ice cream machine, and then it was like: ‘Oh, I see what this is.’ People started coming over to my crib."
Mikey said people commended him for the ice cream and one of them told his mother that her son had abandoned selling weed for ice cream. His mother was excited and Mikey decided to open a shop.
According to the businessman, he gives free food to members of his community on Thanksgiving Day.
"We put on for the community. That’s what we do. Cause if you ain’t doing it for the community, that means you’re taking. We like family here. My employees are like my kids. That’s why I stay blessed.
"I’m gonna put one of my shops in every neighbourhood. Imagine how many kids I’m gonna take off the streets. I'll take em' from pants saggin' to ‘Welcome to Mikey Likes It.’ ”
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BI Phakathi praised after helping mom and kids begging on the street
In more news about helping kids on the street, Briefly News previously reported that local philanthropist and social media sensation, BI Phakathi recently headed online to share another heartwarming clip of himself helping a desperate and destitute woman and her young children.
In the clip, BI approaches the young mother who is sitting on the side of her road with her children begging for money and food from passing motorists. He then proceeds to ask them to come with him so that he can buy them food.
After buying them what looks like a food hamper, BI then proceeds to give the mother some cash to take care of her little family over the next few days. The clip left many South Africans truly moved as they headed to the comment section to share their thoughts.
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