I made someones day today....I hope

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by crzychickenlady, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. crzychickenlady

    crzychickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a soldier that lives under a bridge near my home, I see him almost every day when I get off of the highway and I never have any money to give him.....

    I decided this morning, "I'm gonna go to the store and buy that man some food"
    I went to the store, bought him two big hoagies, one ham, one turkey, a big bag of chips and his choice of soda...coke, sprite or water. I wanted to give some choices.

    I went back and pulled over next to him and leaned out the window. I said "I brought you some food" I also found a half pack of smokes in my glove box and gave those to him.

    He thanked and thanked and thanked me profusely and I saw tears in his eyes.

    I didn't know what to say and I didn't want to see him cry, so I told him to stay warm and be safe as I drove away.
     
  2. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    Your a wonderful person for doing this. My husband is a disabled veteran (we've been fighting for 3 years for 100% disability) Our attorney has stated that 90% of his clientle (sp) are homeless. Its very sad. You deserve a (((HUG)))
     
  3. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    :aww


    you are the very best person
     
  4. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    when i worked at kmart there was a homeless camp across the street in the woods, they would save their money to come and buy the warmest sleeping bags they could afford, ..so when the top of the line thermo bag went on clearence i hid them to the stock room then gave them those with a "sorry we were out there's 10% off" coupon. everytime they started a fire barrel the fire dept would put it out and have them arrested, well kmart went out of business and now they all live in the kmart, karma [​IMG]
     
  5. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    [​IMG] That was a wonderful thing to do! I don't give them money but I do buy them food, even if it's a dollar burger, at least they are getting a hot meal. My older kids do it now too. Who knows how some folks end up living under a bridge or in a city park. It could be their own choice, it could be their families broke up or it could be because our goverment failed them...either way I don't care. I'd feed them all if I could. You are a good person.
     
  6. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    That brought a tear to my eye! How Very Kind of You! I'm certain he thought you were an Angel and so do I! [​IMG]
     
  7. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    God Bless You for giving freely on not judging. Food is always a better choice.

    May your generosity be returned tenfold.

    Mary
     
  8. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    You always get what you give. Very commendable of you.
     
  9. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you didn't make his day you made mine, I always feel bad when I give money but have yet to feel a schmitchen of guilt when I give food. Good for you!

    My smilies aren't working or you would have the big smile with the big thumbs up!
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2008
  10. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    Cardiff
    That was a wonderful thing to do. There are men over here too, recently disabled and being sereiously let down by "the system", then with the poppy day services going on this week they ran a story today about a man in the 1920s, who had won a medal in the first war, and was refused any help on his return, he pawned his medal to feed his family, and then walked away, he lost his memory in an accident and died alone and in poverty. his local council bought back his medal and displayed it in their offices... but they didn;t help him.

    Made me wonder when will they ever value those who give so much to make all of us safe, when will the "System" care. It is good to know that as individuals we can make a difference.

    Good on you, a lovely thought for today.

    Jena
     

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