Deed 22: Dinner for a Homeless Man

Posted: June 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

johnny-rocketsThis past weekend, I was walking through Hoboken on my way to a local grocery store.  As I approached the store, a homeless man asked if I could spare any change.  I said “No, but I would be happy to buy you food”, and he politely declined.  I didn’t think much of it and went about shopping in the store.  As I was leaving he asked “Is that offer still good? There is a burger place down the street”.

I walked with him to the burger place (Johnny Rockets) and told him to order anything he wanted.  He ordered, a burger, fries, and a milkshake.  He was extremely grateful and thanked me many times.

Most people, including myself, are hesitant to hand homeless men or women money.  That doesn’t mean you can’t help.  Next time a homeless man or woman asks for money, instead of just ignoring them, offer to buy them a meal.

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