I Was Dropping My ...
--by lewski711, posted Jan 4, 2020
After dropping off my family, I went back to the lot and he was there. His chair was on the incline that lead to the street and it looked like he was struggling with his bare foot to keep from sliding into the street.
I asked if he wanted me to pull him back up. He nodded. I asked him to pick up his feet and pulled him back up into the lot. He didn't respond when I asked if this was far enough. Then, I opened the box I had brought with me. It was a shoe box with an old pair of shoes that I had kept in my car in case I found someone in need.
You should have seen the look on his face. First it was shock, then it was sheer delight. When he spoke, I couldn't understand what he said, but I knew he was thanking me.
On the way back to my car I saw a couple who were in need and gave them a couple of my homeless bags. As I drove past the first man, I saw he had already put on one shoe and was working on a second.
Keeping old pairs of shoes in my car for situations like this is so much more important than throwing them out or selling them at a yard sale.