As I was driving home from work today As I was stopped in traffic on the way home from work today, I saw something on the side of the road- a homeless man carrying a couple of bags. At least, I assume that he was homeless, or perhaps just looking for a ride, but either way, he was sitting on the road, right by the exit.
Normally when I am stopped in traffic and see someone lingering on the side of the road, I lock my doors and look straight ahead- that’s the paranoid side of me. But today, I didn’t have time to do that.
A pickup truck, several cars in front of me, pulled to the shoulder of the road as he turned onto the exit ramp. As soon as he pulled over, I saw the homeless man jump up and run to the truck in a hurry. At first, I thought they might have known each other, but as I crept closer (the expressway was a parking lot), I had a chance to check out the scene.
The passenger of the truck got out to talk to the man. I could see both of them pointing, and making conversation. As I finally passed the truck, I could see the man getting inside the truck. I have a feeling that he was going to take the man to wherever he needed to go.
The point is, I didn’t know that people like this existed anymore. Trustworthy, kind- willing to offer a warm shelter for a man otherwise sitting on the ground in freezing temps- kind of people.
But you know what? They do.
Have you seen someone do something nice lately?
Would you welcome a homeless person into your car? I would never do this, but I can appreciate the nice gesture from those two (fully grown, big and strong looking) men!