Saved From the Freezing Walk
Yesterday morning, as I was driving home on the icy streets and the temperature being in the low 20s, I saw a kid walking. He was only wearing a sweater and was completely red, rubbing his hands together for warmth. I noticed he was wearing a McDonalds hat. I drove past because, with how the world is, nothing is safe anymore. But as I pulled on to my block, I thought of how, if it were me, a ride to work would make my entire week. So I turned around and pulled up next to him and said, "Would you like a ride? You look incredibly cold. I see you're going to McDonalds and I wouldn't mind taking you." He said "Yes, please! Thank you so much!" During the drive, we talked a bit. He said he was cold because his jacket was still a little wet out of the wash. He was in high school and was walking at 7:30 am to work! What dedication! I blasted the heat and made sure he got warmed up. Maybe now this young kid, our future generation, will grow up knowing there are kind people in the world. Maybe he will even turn out to be one of them just because I took my time to be kind. Show people that kindness and generosity exists. You don't have to buy them things or give them money. Actions always go straight to the heart.