Homeless Man Hands Woman A Note That Goes Viral
A student and mother named Casey recently went to grab breakfast at Dunkin’ Donuts. She noticed a homeless man sitting on the side of the road, scrounging for any change he could get. Casey watched him enter the restaurant in the hopes he could buy something to eat or drink, and that’s when the loquacious stranger decided to strike up a conversation out of kindness and curiosity.
Casey shared her story on Facebook, and it’s gone viral with more than 120,000 shares. For good reason, too. “Since he had maybe $1 in change I bought him a coffee and bagel and asked him to sit down with me,” she says.
Chris proceeded to talk to Casey about things he probably hasn’t shared with anyone in a very long time — like how he never knew his dad and how he lost his mom to cancer. He talked about being homeless, turning to drugs and living his life on the streets. And as Casey sat there and listened — after having already bought him something to eat and drink — Chris realized that there are still good people in this world.
As Casey got up to leave, Chris handed her a handwritten note. When she got in her car and opened up the crumbled piece of paper, she couldn’t believe what it said…
“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.)”
“This lovely mans 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 hand writing, smiled, and left.”
Casey proves there are good people in the world. It must’ve been some kind of fate that brought her to Chris that day. If you agree, please SHARE this powerful story with your friends on Facebook!