The Man at The Cafe Who Showered Us With Kindness
--by cabbage, posted Jun 14, 2017
We were very moved at his kind gesture and gratefully accepted. Looking a bit closer it seemed that he may have been homeless and perhaps a bit eccentric. I showed him that if he just shifted over one spot we would have plenty of room and I thanked him and asked if I could buy him a coffee---he politely refused but thanked me for the offer.
So we friends enjoyed our dinner and conversation and I went up to the counter to get dessert for us to share, and I picked out something that I thought the man could have then or take with him to eat later--a huge brownie with walnuts. When I placed it in front of him and said that it was my treat to thank him for being so kind to us, he said something about me having angel wings and I just smiled--we exchanged names and fist bumps and smiles, and then he insisted that we share the brownie with him, so I cut off a small piece and told him the rest was for him to have whenever he wanted to.
After we finished and were leaving I thanked him again by name and wished him a good evening. It was kindness all around :-) It is also worth noting that in a cafe full of supposedly well-educated, well-heeled folks, the person who stepped up was someone who most of them would probably dismiss or ignore due to his eccentricities and appearance. The true "soul force" shines through anyone and folks who are willing and able to see that they are blessed.