By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A fledgling East LA restaurant is all atwitter after a simple request for retweets boosted its business.

Cocina Express opened at 4214 Floral Drive, just before the pandemic hit. Since then, the restaurant owner’s wife says business has been rough.

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But Twitter user @mlizza_ held out hope that social media could help turn the tide.

“I’ve seen Twitter really change peoples life, so I’m gonna give it a try,” she said, and requested a simple retweet that “would mean the world.”

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In just two days, the request has been retweeted nearly 32,000 times.