Bronx Baker Gives Away Special Cookies For Free

Published on March 15, 2013, 3:38 pm
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Pope Francis, who told devout Catholics to give to the poor, has inspired at least one New Yorker.

Joseph Artuso of Artuso Pastry Shop at 670 East 187th Street in Bronx crafted a sugary salute to the Holy Father – an image of Pope Francis printed with food coloring ink on sugar paper atop a black and white cookie.

Artuso does not want to be interviewed, but his actions speak loudly enough for him.

Before his shop opens, people in need stop by and Artuso, a devout Catholic, doles out pastries and cookies, no charge.

Artuso does not want the spotlight. He just hopes people will take the time to do something nice for one another to make this world a better place.


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