Casey Fischer saw a homeless guy singing at the road as she was picking up change off the pavement one day as she was headed to Dunkin’ Donuts. A few moments later, the homeless guy entered the Dunkin’ Donuts where she was seated and sat down at a table.
Casey saw that he was only able to cobble together one dollar, so she offered to buy him a bagel and a cup of coffee in order to make him feel more comfortable.
The homeless guy was hesitant to accept her offer at first, but he ultimately accepted Casey’s offer after some time had passed.
After that, Casey extended an invitation for him to join her at her table, where the two of them carried on a discussion. Chris, a homeless guy, informed her that he was astonished by Casey’s generous gesture for a terrible reason.
Because he lived on the streets, he was used to people having a disrespectful attitude toward him. He then told her about his past, why he is currently in that situation and said he hopes to fulfill promises made to his mother and mame her proud.
Even though Chris’s mother had passed a long time ago from cancer, he never let that stop him from dreaming of keeping the promises he had made to her.
After having a conversation for more than an hour, Casey finally came to the realization that she needed to return to her class. Chris asked her to hold on for a moment before writing something on a crumpled receipt and handing it to her.
When Casey unfolded the receipt, she realized that her kind gesture had meant a great deal more than simply providing a homeless person with a cup of coffee and a bagel to eat.
On the note that was located there, Chris had written the following: “I intended to end myself today. Because of you, I no longer feel that way. Thank you very much, lovely individual.”
There are moments when we have no way of knowing that the tiniest action we do might have the greatest effect on the lives of another person.