Burrito man mourned at 'Carlos's corner'
Every day there are certain people you pass: the coffee barista, the bus driver, the burrito man. A person could go years exchanging a few words and a smile with these periphery people. They become a part of your routine, so ingrained it's easy to forget they make up a rich part of our daily lives. That's one of the reasons why The Post's front-page story today was so surprising and touching.
It was an obituary for a man whom many people passed every day on the street. Some stopped for a coffee or a burrito. Others gossiped about soccer with him. But many did not realize what kind of friend they had until Carlos Guardado died last week after suffering a heart attack.
A refugee from El Salvador, he made his way from illegal immigrant to burrito salesman and ruled over his cart for nearly 20 years. His is a gorgeous tale and a slice of life everyone should take a moment to savor. Read the story here. And read customers' memories -- or share your own -- here.
| October 7, 2010; 11:30 AM ET
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