By Samira Said, CNN
Montreal (CNN)A free meal and a friendly smile aren’t easy to come by.
But a pair of Muslim immigrants changed that for some in Montreal with a sign in their restaurant window.
Motivated by their own experiences with hunger in Iraq and Iran, they offer a free meal to anyone in their adopted community who needs it — no questions asked.
“We went through this,” said Ali Amiry, 51, who left Iraq in 1992, fleeing the regime of Saddam Hussein and crippling sanctions. “We know what it means to be hungry.”