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Seinfeld's 'Soup Nazi' serves up soup in New Westminster for B.C. wildfire relief

Larry Thomas, who played the now-legendary "Soup Nazi" in a 1995 Seinfeld episode of the same name, was in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, serving up soup in character at Greens and Beans Deli, raising money for victims of this summer's wildfires.

Larry Thomas, who played the iconic character, partners with New West deli Greens and Beans for fundraiser

Larry Thomas, who played the iconic "Soup Nazi" on the sitcom Seinfeld, was in New Westminster on Sunday raising money for victims of B.C.'s wildfires. (CBC)

When Seinfeld fans head to a deli for a piping hot bowl of hearty soup, there's only one man they would be happy to be denied by, with a loud rendition of his famous line: "No soup for you!"

Larry Thomas, who played the now-legendary "Soup Nazi" in a 1995 Seinfeld episode of the same name, was in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, serving up soup in character at Greens and Beans Deli, raising money for victims of this summer's wildfires.

It's Thomas' fourth such fundraising appearance at the deli. His first event was in 2005, when deli owner Leona Green pitched him on a Hurricane Katrina fundraiser.

"They always do such great work," Thomas said. "She called me and told me about the wildfires, and I said, I'm there."

Hungry fans lined up out the door for a chance to be served — and potentially yelled at — by Thomas.

More than 20 years after the episode aired, Thomas is still amazed at how iconic his appearance on Seinfeld has become.

"It always surprises me that Seinfeld itself is so multigenerational," he said.

"I always ask the young people, you know that your technology that you have now would've solved every problem that they ever had on Seinfeld. And they go, 'we still love it.' So I'm very happy about that."

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