Khamis worked at the Kettle Corn NYC truck near Austin Street and 71st/Continental Ave, where he often passed out samples of popcorn. He was known for his vivacious personality and his interaction with passersby.
He died early Saturday morning after his car collided with a utility pole in New Jersey. A passenger, 20-year-old Ahmed Elnagger, also died.
In a Facebook post, the company’s owner, Ken Nercessian, wrote in a statement, “Mo, we love you very much and you will always be within our hearts.”
On the Facebook post, one woman wrote, “I remember when I was pregnant, he would always make it a point to give me samples. He always had a smile on his face.”
Another customer stated, “He was such a ray of sunshine and would always brighten up my day whenever I saw him at the truck.”