Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Taking the time to Stop

--by lewski711, posted May 24, 2023

This is Marcus. I see him nearly everyday on this bus stop bench as I leave work. Today I stopped and asked him about playing his guitar. He said he plays a few songs. I told him that I see him a lot, but have never talked with him.

I handed him a plate of brownies and asked if he'd like them and maybe to share them with some friends. He said he'd try a couple. I told him to be careful because once he tried one, it might be hard to stop. "Be sure not to eat them all," I said. "You don't want to get sick."

He put the brownies on the bench and thanked me as he played. He told me I could photograph him playing.

As I drove past him, I saw he'd finished playing and was eating a brownie. He saw me and smiled raising the treat.
I rolled down my window. "Are they any good?" I couldn't hear his response, but he was smiling and seemed to like the goodies.
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Readers Comments

DANCE wrote: Bless him, thank u for caring
Mish wrote: Blessings all around 🙏❤️
unknown wrote: 👍
pluto178 wrote: There but for the grace of God go any one of us its heart breaking. Though I used to feed a chap for many years and he never wanted me to get him somewhere to live he loved being free out in the open………x
mindyjourney wrote: Dear Marcus 🎶. Glad you reached out to him with your kindness and brownies :).
dotmatrix wrote: ♥.
kmbhai wrote: Very beautiful..
scully wrote: Thanks for this

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