Stories of Kindness from Around the World

I Could Be Micamo

--by 1sher, posted Dec 6, 2016
Thank you, KindSpring, for opening my eyes!

Today I went to Berkeley, near our old neighborhood - I was a bit surprised by the increased number of homeless (alternatively housed) people walking around.  I remember there are more in certain areas.
So the first man who asked me for money got all my single bills. So when the second man asked me two minutes later, I said I was out because I gave all I had to the previous person

I was headed to the grocery store for a coffee and after I walked into the store I walked out to find him as he had asked me for something because he was hungry and I had just walked into a grocery store.

When I asked him what he wanted to eat, he just asked for some vegetables and rice. He talked about how much better the vegetables were as we waited for our number to be called.
While we waited he told me that he had slept outside last night on the sidewalk, that it was not good, and that he had come from Rwanda and was alone.

He was a gentleman. When I asked if he wanted more he said no, this bowl of food would last him the whole day.
I don't know what his circumstances were before he came to California, that 'toughing it out' on the streets could somehow be better - because you just never know - he seemed like a kind soul who just needed some help like we all do.

I am grateful I met Micamo today.
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Readers Comments

alisamom wrote: What a lovely story, thank you for helping the homeless today
Rajni wrote: Very good deed. Thank God for sending you at the right time at the right place where an opportunity was waiting for you and you did not slip away that opportunity. Thanks for sharing this inspirational story.
splain wrote: He is so fortunate he ran into you. So kind and generous. it does break your heart when you see people like him living rough
mindyjourney wrote: Thank you for being a bearer of kindness :))). Living is such a challenge for many. You made a difference with your gifts of food and money.
starkey.susan wrote: Thank you for helping in these ways and inspiring me to do so as well. I never help the homeless directly, having heard that it's better to contribute $ to shelters, but, that just distances us from our fellow humans, so, I need to re-think my decision!
savraj wrote: So kind of you to help this man and the others.
Mish wrote: May all like Micamo find safe shelter and the dignity of having basic human needs met. Thank you for caring and sharing, 1sher ❤️
leoladyc728 wrote: It has to be tough trying to make it out on the streets. Praying for all the homeless to find a better way

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