There’s a heart-stirring moment in “Good Fortune,” Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell’s documentary detailing the passionate altruism of John Paul DeJoria, in which the self-made billionaire — at this point still a fledgling entrepreneur with a few extra dollars lining his pocket — is at a diner eating lunch when he notices a young mother agonizing over the prices on the menu, determining whether she can afford to feed her children.
DeJoria anonymously pays the check, he doesn’t want the woman to feel indebted or embarrassed, and leaves a little extra so they can order more. Even after the woman extends a teary-eyed, diner-wide thank you to whoever helped out, DeJoria never reveals that he was the one who paid.
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