Seeing a Need and Helping, No Questions Asked
--by deneen, posted May 15, 2010
One day, I was coming out of the Dollar Store and noticed a beaten up little car, crammed full of stuff...clothes, boxes, and who-knows-what. I then realized that the owners were in the front seat, one eating from a can of chili, the other from a styrofoam cup. I assumed they had split the can of chili and it was probably cold.
I started to drive away when their situation hit me. What if you had to live out of your car? What if you only had enough money to buy a dollar store can of chili and split it with your son who has special needs? What if you didn't have enough gas to get to your next destination?
I turned around and hopped out of my car with a $10 bill in my hand. I tapped on their window and the lady rolled it down very cautiously. I handed her the $10 and said this is for you. She asked why and I just said "God Bless You!" I drove off, not knowing their story but seeing a need. Maybe that was the way they chose to live, or maybe they had a million bucks in their trunk, who knows? I didn't want to leave it to chance.