Student and young mom Casey noticed a homeless man picking up change on the road as she drove by on her day off, later seeing him in the same Dunkin’ Donuts. “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,” she wrote on Facebook.
“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.)”
“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.”
“I wanted to kill myself today, because of u I now do not. Thank u, beautiful person,” the note red. Casey was shocked that she’d spoken to a person that felt life was no longer worth living, but extremely happy she’d been drawn to him that day. One simple act of kindness changed this mans day, and ultimately his future. Being kind to strangers is not weak, it’s showing that everyone deserves love and respect no matter their situation in life.