There are many terrible stories that are circulating the web right now, and it’s getting hard to ignore the fact that the world is crumbling down fast. However, if you want to look on the bright side of life, there are also many stories which will definitely inspire you. Such is the recent story of an American woman named Casey.
One morning, while Casey was on her way to work, she stopped by Dunkin Donuts to get breakfast and noticed a homeless man outside begging for money or food. Instead of ignoring him like most people do or just buy some food for him, Casey decide to change the man’s life. She shared her incredible story on Facebook later and it went viral, getting over 100 000 shares. Here’s what she wrote:
“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.)
“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 hand writing, 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,” Casey ended her story. As you can see, you don’t need millions to help people in need. A simple gesture of love can really make a difference, and may end up to be the thing that saves someone’s life.