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Oprah Feeds Homeless Man Dinner At Scarpetta, Gives Him A Fat Wad Of Cash

Oprah Winfrey

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 04/25/12 05:01 PM ET Updated: 04/26/12 10:19 AM ET

Ask and you shall receive.

A homeless man named Eddie saw Oprah Winfrey eating dinner on the patio of Scarpetta in Beverly Hills recently. Eddie asked her for a bowl of soup, and according to the New York Post's spies, the media mogul did him one better.

"Please, can we get him some money, get him a meal?" asked Oprah. As Scarpetta staff brought him a "feast," one of Oprah's dinner companions handed over a bunch of cash.

Chef (and owner) Scott Conant posted the New York Post article on his Facebook page earlier that day. His only comment? "Wow!!"

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Screenshot of Scott Conant's facebook wall


Scarpetta is a fine dining Italian restaurant where a plain (but delicious) tomato sauce spaghetti goes for $24. The restaurant has multiple locations across the country, and People points out that when Jay-Z ate at the Miami outpost in 2011, he left a $50,000 tip on a $250,000 bottle of champagne.

Oprah's generosity is legendary. In 2007, she founded the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls school in South Africa, which provides educational and leadership opportunities in a luxurious setting to underprivileged girls in the area. Throughout her talkshow, which ended in 2011, she emphasized charity and "paying it forward" as a sure-fire way to live the best life possible.

It's nice to know that this is how Oprah acts in her private life too.