In his book, The Kindness of Strangers, Mike McIntyre wrote, "Sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare."
Love What Matters posted a touching story on its Facebook page four days ago from a man identified as Fernando Herrera that perfectly captures the truth of that sentiment. Herrera describes witnessing an encounter between an unidentified man and woman with a child.
The post reads, in part:
"He was walking into Hook's Wings when the mother asked him for some money so her and her child could get home. He knew if he gave it to her he wouldn't have money to eat and yet he still gave it to her. He started walking away when I called him. I offered to pay for anything he wanted and he still remained humble enough to decline my offer."
Herrera was insistent, however. "After a few words I finally got him to agree," he writes. "Even though he agreed he still tried to pick the smallest order possible. He ended up ordering a 6 piece wings with fries and I ordered a 20 piece wings with fries and a drink. When we finally got the food I gave him my order and I took his. I thanked him for showing me that money doesn't mean anything if you aren't helping others."
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Who have you helped today?