On Sunday night around 7:00 p.m. as the air began to turn cold, the restaurant door opened and a tall man with a hat, beard and a duffel bag entered the restaurant. Even though I assumed his life situation was not one of the greatest, he had a smile on his face despite the circumstances. He asked how much a slice of pizza was and I said $1.75. Suddenly his smile quickly turned into disappointment. Then Natalie came up and heard that he was asking about the pizza, so she warmed up a slice and gave it to him. He then asked if he could sit down and eat, because he would have to walk a long distance to be able to eat the slice of pizza. We said sure. He took his stuff to sit down and enjoy his pizza, along with a nice cool glass of water.
A few minutes later, the lady who was sitting just a couple of booths away came up to the counter and gave me $2.00 and said give him another slice, but don’t tell him it was from me. I had no words. All I could think was that how nice it was and what a big heart she had.
So, we brought him another slice of pizza and he got nervous and said: “I can’t afford that.” We said, “don’t worry about it.”
It was Superbowl Sunday and you could tell he was interested in football.
The whole time he sat there, I was sad to see that this is how he had to live. And also the many people who are struggling. Not to mention the fact that it could be any one of us at any time.
So, the next time you see someone who is not as fortunate as you, take a minute to let them know that they are just as important and loved as you. You never know what it could mean to them.
Peace and love,