Arthur Curtis, Chef at Holmes Lounge, Washington University in St. Louis

Arthur Curtis
Arthur Curtis, Chef at Holmes Lounge, Washington University in St. Louis

“In my life, my mom is my inspiration. She is a very sweet person, a forgiving person. Teaching comes from the home…she would do anything for people she didn’t even know, she would help feed people that are out on the streets…there was something good that she would do every day, she wouldn’t turn her back on anyone. We were very close. Very close. She up in heaven looking down…Family is a big part of your life, they are the most important thing, you need to have a unit to bond with. A lot of families are kind of distant from each other. When you’re distant a bunch of stuff can go wrong. Family is the most important thing in life. Someone you can go to and share your thoughts. The world is changing more and more every day, you know, different things going on…sometimes you really wonder about your family.”

“Sharing is a good thing. That’s what it’s all about, giving back to others…as long as everyone is happy, that is the most important thing. A lot of times people are down and out, you need to have a conversation with them, do something with them to bring them back to life…a lot of times people hold things back…you have got to just let it out.”

“I promise you, every day is an important day, don’t let it get past you. You don’t know what’s going to come today or tomorrow, so you have to make the best out of every day…Keep your head in the right place and do the right thing. Life will get better. Do what you gotta do. Pursue your goals and don’t give up. Reach for the starts. That’s a good thing.”

Thank you Arthur for being an amazing #UnsungHero. Arthur said his favorite thing is talking to students, so if you're ever in Holmes, take a second and say hi!

Washington University in St. Louis