Kindness in Action
You never know how much your kindness might mean to someone else. It could be that the only thing standing between someone else and a terrible decision, is a kind word. That was exactly the case for one generous student after meeting one desperate homeless man.
One Morning in New Hampshire, as Casey Fisher was on her way to class she decided to make a stop at a Dunkin Dounuts to get a cup of coffee. It was there that she noticed a homeless man, aimlessly searching the gutters for change. Her heart broke for the man, offering to buy him a cup of coffee and a bagel. He politely accepted her offer, and the two went inside.
Striking up a conversation with the man, he told her what led to his unfortunate situation. They talked for hours as he explained his troubles his hopes and his dreams, and Fisher simply listened.
“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,” Fisher writes.
The mans name was Chris, and that day as the two parted ways he left a note in the hand of the unsuspecting student that said something she would never expect. The note read “I wanted to kill myself today, because of you now I do not, Thank You.”
Article: Casey Fisher