A lot of doom and gloom stories are making headlines around the world lately and it's easy for us to conclude that the world is going to hell. However, I think there are a lot more inspiring stories in the world today, but sometimes you just need to look around!
Let's look at one case for example.
A mother named Casey recently went to grab breakfast at a Dunkin’ Donuts when she noticed a homeless man begging for food and money. Casey could have been like all the other people there and ignored him, but what she did instead was literally life changing.
Casey shared her story on Facebook, and it’s gone viral with more than 120,000 shares... For good reason, too!
Below is the incredible story:
"Today I went to Dunkin’ Donuts and saw a clearly homeless guy sitting on the side of the road and picking up change. Eventually I saw him stroll into Dunkin, as he was counting his change to buy something I began to get super annoying and talked to him over and over again even when he didn’t really want to talk."
"Since he had maybe $1 in change I bought him a coffee and bagel and asked him to sit down with me. He told me a lot about how people are usually very mean to him because he’s homeless, how drugs turned him into the person he hated, he lost his mom to cancer, he never knew his dad and he just wants to be someone his mom would be proud of (along with another hours worth of conversation.)"
|Casey and her child!|
"This lovely man's name was Chris and Chris was one of the most honest & sincere people I’ve ever met.
After realizing I really need to get back to class Chris asked me to wait so he can write something down for me. Handing me a crumpled up receipt he apologized for having shaky handwriting, smiled, and left."
The shocking confession:
"I opened his note and this was it.
'I wanted to kill myself today, because of u I now do not. Thank u, beautiful person.'"
You don't need a million dollars to help people in need. Sometimes it's just the smallest gesture of love that can make the biggest difference. Hats off to Casey for shining her light into Chris's life.
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