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Lonely Christmas ..

It was Christmas day of 2019, a Thursday morning and I was in the worse emotional pain in my entire life. I was disconnected from my family and no real friends left in my life, and I was spending Christmas homeless on the streets after the homeless shelter barred me because of me being Loud and over emotional basically no real reason really, and the night before, Christmad eve I begged the salvation Army to let me sleep inside just for 1 night. They refused. They gave me a blanket and I was left with no other choice. I slept outside. On Christmas Eve. Right beside the shelter. I went to the nearest bridge. It's about 80 feet high, and the river below was solid ice. I didn't think twice. I climbed up on the rail, and sat on it, looking down at the ice-covered river, tears pouring down my eyes to the river below. I had this 1 thought in my head: I will give it exactly 5 minutes for somebody to care about another human beings life. In my head I counted down from 300 seconds . Less than 30 seconds later I noticed out of the corner of my eye a man come up and put his arms over the rail. He turned his head to me. "Are you okay?." I replied: "what does it look like", still sobbing uncontrollably. "It looks like you're in pain." I nodded my head, then put my face in my hands, crying so hard and loud in true emotional pain . Then a lady appeared beside me. , Then a younger girl probably no older than 19 started walking up behind her and just the look on her face was heartbreaking. She was able to literally empathize with my pain. The lady beside me asked what was going on and they talked me down from the bridge. We gave each other our names and departed. I haven't seen them since but I wish I would. It gives me hope for humanity especially considering I was only wanting ONE human being to care about another human beings life. But THREE human beings did. Angels.