These are the stories I truly love reading about.
In this facebook post on Love What Matters Most’s facebook page, a woman recounts how she encountered a homeless woman who was simply looking for a hot meal at the restaurant she was eating in. The woman was asking the patrons if she could have their leftovers instead of them throwing it away, but everyone ignored her. Having worked with homeless people this woman felt terrible, and searched for the woman before she left so she could have her leftovers. But then she decided that wasn’t enough and that she wanted to do more. She posted this photo to facebook with this explanation of how a simple, kind act can make all the difference in another person’s life.
The woman wrote ‘A couple of day’s ago we went to eat late at night @raisingcanes and as we waited for our order I saw this homeless lady walk in asking people that were throwing away their leftovers if she could have them. Not one person said yes, they all ignored her and threw it away it broke my heart…I have been volunteering with the homeless now for many years… I hold them all with so much love. So I told Fred if I see her before we are done eating I will give her my food. I looked for her as we were getting ready to leave and couldn’t find her…..I felt sad knowing all the rejection she had that night searching for a warm meal. As I was gonna throw away my one leftover chicken strip and like 5 fries I heard a very quite voice ask me if I had anything left. I turned around and it was her..l gave her my food and watched her sit and eat it…..but something didn’t feel right…I felt like a horrible human being feeding her my leftover chicken strip..she deserved so much more…so I bought her a whole meal..she deserved to eat a hot meal.
When I ordered the meal I asked the employee for a huge favor to please not kick her out as we waited…She was getting ready to get up and leave when I surprised her with this meal….the look on her face said it all…I have never felt something like this…pure, real gratitude. That hug she gave me was like a hug I had never felt….those tears she shed were felt deep in my heart…I held her tight and let her let it out. I wasn’t repulsed by it….I just held her. And that is a moment I will never ever forget.”
Just goes to show how far kindness to another really goes.