Co-owner of Sunrise Health Store Dave High taking calls from supporters and helping customers after a tweet went viral supporting the store after a lackluster anniversary celebration.
Written by Frank Lopez
A local alternative medicine store owner got more attention than he expected for his 35th anniversary after a supportive tweet went viral overnight.
Dave High, co-owner and founder of Sunrise Health in North Fresno, planned to hold a celebration for the business anniversary by bringing cupcakes, soda and decorations.
However, no one attended.
On the anniversary date, local resident Kayla Jackson walked into the store and noticed that no one had showed up to celebrate the anniversary and went to Twitter to try and help.
This is Dave. He owns Sunrise Health in Fresno, Ca. Today is his stores 35th anniversary and he was expecting people to come in. He bought cupcakes, soda & decorations and NO ONE showed up. I just got here and he brought everything out to celebrate. Can we get him so recongnition pic.twitter.com/MOSevdzqZE
— kayla (@kaylaaa_jackson) July 26, 2018
Jackson tweeted that her husband worked in a nearby shop and that High was always friendly and gave out free samples to her husband and asked friends to come by and give High a call for support.
The community came out in support and helped Jackson’s tweet go viral.
As of today, the post has more than 6,000 retweets and over 14,000 likes on Twitter.
High says that he has been getting hundreds of calls late into last night and multiple calls today with people calling from Texas, Utah, Florida, and Colorado to congratulate him for the 35th year milestone.
“That was a benefit,” High said of the viral post. “People that don’t know that I’m here now know, and we might get some advertising from another media channel.”
High started Sunrise Health with his wife in 1985 and runs it with the help of his children. He said the recent resurgence in health consciousness and business from millenials has helped sales lately, and he’d like to expand the business and possibly open up an organic health food restaurant.
In a Tweet updating the viral post, Jackson said that High said the calls are inspiring High to keep his business going.
“Last update before Dave closed up tonight: he got multiple calls saying “congrats” on his anniversary, “ Jackson tweeted. “ Then he told my husband and I ‘I feel so strong now! I wanna stay open for 5 more years! Thank you so much guys’.”
Sunrise Health is located at 3071 W Shaw Ave, in Fresno in the Times Square Shopping Center.