Her father's food truck made just $  6 in one day -- so she made a plea on Twitter to help him get more customers

When a young woman in Texas learned that her dad’s small business was struggling during the pandemic, she made a heartwarming plea on Twitter asking people to help.

I wouldn’t normally do this, but my dad’s taco truck business is struggling, he only sold $ 6 hoy,” Giselle Aviles, 21, wrote in a Pío on Saturday about her father’s taco truck, Taqueria El Torito.
If you could retweet, I would appreciate you so much!!”
The idea came to her after a conversation with her dad Elias Aviles, who has operated his food truck in Humble, Texas — sobre 20 miles outside of Houstonfor the past six years.
    When the pandemic hit, the food truck’s sales began to plummet, Aviles said. Because the two have a close father-daughter relationship, Aviles would often ask him about his sales for the day. He sometimes would earn $ 60, $ 40 o $ 20 in a day. But this time, he told her he had made as little as $ 6 el sábado pasado.
    When he said $ 6, it was kind of like are you kidding me?” Aviles told CNN. “Asi que, I just said well we have nothing to lose and I decided to make the tweet that day.
    Like Avilesfather, many small business owners throughout the country continue to struggle through the pandemic. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, más que 100,000 small businesses have not survivedand that number is on the rise.
    But Avilessocial media plea workedby Sunday night, the post had garnered around 2,000 retweets. She told her father that he should start to prepare for many new customers when the truck opened the next day. Her father didn’t understand social media, so he didn’t know what to expect, ella dijo.
    When he arrived at his food truck at 8 soy. el lunes, a line of customers already awaited himsome who had been waiting as early as 6 soy., Aviles said.
    Tacos served at Elias Aviles' taco truck, Taqueria El Torito.

    Business was so busy the food truck had to close down twiceonce to restock and again when they were completely sold out. He even recruited his daughter to help with the orders.
    Aviles estimates that more than 100 customers came through on Monday during her shift.
      She said she appreciates the support for her dad’s business and has since made an Página de Instagram for more customers to find his truck.
      El martes, the food truck had already seen another busy day of customers.

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