I have mentioned that I am not very trustful of the people that openly panhandle on street corners. I prefer to do my giving more randomly.
This past weekend, I saw a gentleman pushing an overflowing shopping cart up the street. He was working hard to get it up the slight grade on the street. He was quite disheveled and very weary looking.
I drove past him and went into the drive through of Wendy’s to get some chili for my lunch. I couldn’t get that image out of my mind so asked for a second large chili along with a $5 gift card. I drove back to the man pushing the cart and gave him the chili and the gift card and wished him well.
He smiled and thanked me! As I was driving away I saw him sit on the curb and eat his chili.