She saw a homeless man collecting change on the side of the road while she was at Dunkin’ Donuts. He soon entered and started counting his cash. He was really unhappy when she started talking to him.
She decided to offer to buy him a coffee and bagel out of her own pocket in exchange for his willingness to sit and speak because he only had around a dollar in change. He gave in. They spoke for well over an hour before she realized she had to return to class. At that time, he gave her a message and told her to wait.
I just read of a sociological experiment in which a young woman was properly attired and placed on the sidewalk by herself. Most of the observers took the opportunity to ask her if she needed help and where her parents were. Now that same female was standing there, clothed in soiled, old clothing. She was seen by several individuals, but none of them seemed to pay any attention to her.
That’s the awful truth of today: It makes me wonder when the world will become a place where selfish people evaluate others only based on their beauty. Or, why is a wealthy person’s life worth more than a poor person’s?
Fortunately, along the way, someone shows that not everyone has lost the capacity to feel compassion for those who are less fortunate, giving us hope that not everything is lost.
During her break from school, Casey Fischer was on her way to Dunkin’ Donuts to have a coffee when she saw a homeless guy by the side of the road gathering pennies. He then entered with the intention of getting something to eat.
As Fisher came closer, she could see that the man’s hand had only made a $1 . She then extended an invitation for him to join her at her table and made a payment for his coffee and bagel.
Chris introduced himself to Fischer and shared his experiences of regularly receiving unjust treatment because he was homeless.
He admitted to using narcotics, which had transformed him into the man he detested.
Fischer informed Chris that while she was happy to meet him, she had to go because she needed to get back to class. But after telling her to wait a moment, he handed her a crumpled piece of paper with something scrawled on it that he had given to his new acquaintance.
Fischer read the message and was shocked. She had no clue the homeless man would be so affected by what she had done. For him, this meeting meant far more than simply a bagel and a cup of coffee. He was impacted by it.
The message said, “Today I wanted to murder myself.” “…but I no longer do because of you.”
We also like to thank this lovely young lady for her help. You are the change that the world needs to keep on doing.
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Peace and Love