I want to share a very heartwarming story with you.
One mother, Michelle Resendez, posted about two acts of kindness on Facebook. A homeless gentleman walked into a Burger King with only fifty cents. Michelle’s son Matthew happened to be working that day.
When the homeless man asked if there was anything he could buy, something tugged at Matthew’s heart even though he knew there was nothing at that price. So, he used his own debit card to pay for the man’s meal. Michelle described this as a “proud mom moment.”
Kindness is the best medicine during times like these, don’t you think?
Here are the facts of homelessness.
According to The National Alliance to End Homelessness, there are over 600,000 experiencing homelessness in the U.S. today. Over 42% of these people are disabled and unable to work, 22% are children, and 14% are veterans.
This is the story of one homeless man.
So many people pass by panhandlers for different reasons. They don’t care, they’re in a rush, or they believe that any money given will be used towards drugs. One homeless man ended up with fifty cents in change.
He decided to take his change to a Burger King.
The homeless man browsed the menu before talking with the cashier.
The young man made a decision.
According to a post on Facebook by his mother Michelle Resendez, “Matthew rung him up for a hearty meal and then used his own debit card to pay for the man’s meal.”
He told the man to take a seat.
Many homeless people are asked to leave fast food restaurants because of loitering or because other customers are disturbed by their presence, but this young man invited him to sit down.
Soon enough, the man was able to enjoy a meal.
A woman had watched Matthew treat the homeless man with such kindness and decided to pay it forward with positive feedback to his manager and a one hundred dollar bill!
Matthews mom was so proud of him , here is part of her Facebook message:
“Not only did she write the company to let them know about the caring employee they had working for them, she also rewarded my son with a very generous tip! So proud to be his mom and I can pat myself on the back knowing that I’ve played a part in raising this big hearted young man.”
Even though Matthew doesn’t earn much, that didn’t stop him from giving what he could to the homeless man.
If you feel moved to make a change, no matter how small, or acknowledge someone who has, please do!