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Warming the Homeless

I was going to Disney On Ice this past week with my mom and sister. When we got close to the parking garage, I noticed a homeless man sitting by a light pole. My mom and sister looked out and him and said he was holding a sign, but we were unsure of what it said since he was facing away from us. We've been cleaning out the house and donating a lot of clothes to the homeless and battered women's shelters around Central Ohio and my mom asked if I had any of those clothes in my trunk. Unfortunately I didn't, but I did have my emergency blanket in my backseat and knew this could help save this man as it was only going to be 28 degrees that night. I took the blanket to give to the man, but couldn't find him, so I took it inside with us. When we came back out after the show, the man was sitting by another light pole with the sign that read, "Homeless Anything Helps." I quickly walked over and placed the blanket around his back and his response was, "God bless." I walked away with tears in my eyes because I couldn't help but know I had helped this man, no matter how little, in some impactful way. When we drove by, we looked out and the man had pulled the blanket fully around him and was curled up inside. It was one of my most precious memories in being able to help someone I've ever had.

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