Kenyatta Lewis was leaving the store with her little girl when they passed a homeless man sitting just outside the door. Nervous at his behavior, the mother tried to push her daughter past him but didn’t get far. The girl broke away from her mother and walked back to the man when she saw something her mother had overlooked.
From the second the girl saw this white guy outside the store, she wanted to know what was wrong with him and why he was there. More than anything, she wanted to know what he seemed so upset about. Assuming this was just another hapless tramp realizing the seriousness of his situation, Kenyatta simply relayed to her innocent little girl that maybe this man was just sad. However, that response didn’t suit the observant child who couldn’t get over seeing this grown man sobbing on the sidewalk.
Kenyatta stood by and watched her daughter and the mother was stunned by what happened next, which she hadn’t expected. The little girl saw what was next to her and revealed something to her mother. In a social media post, the mother recalled that after telling her daughter that the man was probably just upset, she said, “Maybe he’s hot and thirsty,” and then immediately approached him and the man with her statement shocked. “Hello sir, be glad it’s a nice day that doesn’t rain. Are you Hot? Why don’t you go home, the floor is dirty?” she demanded.
“He’s like, ‘I don’t have a home, but I’ll be fine,'” Kenyatta recalled his reaction to seeing something come over her little girl. “She looked at him with the saddest face and said, ‘So that means you’re homeless. So you don’t have food because you don’t have a fridge.’”
Seeing a pile of his things lying next to him and knowing he had nothing to eat and no money, the child reached into her small purse and gave him the few dollars she had saved along with the drink her mother had bought you just bought. “Please go eat. It would make me happy. I like McDonald’s, you should go there,” she said as she handed him her allowance.
“I could tell she made his day,” Kenyatta wrote, but then something incredible happened. A child’s generosity inspired kindness from two adult passers-by, who also gave money to the homeless man because of her example. The mother and daughter decided to spend some more time with this guy, get to know him and just be what he needed most – a friend. They learned that his house had burned down and that he had lost absolutely everything, including his wife, in the flames.
A 6 year old girl guided by her own example that morning but more importantly teaching her mother a lesson she didn’t know she needed. “Children don’t see color and that’s the way it should be,” said the mother. “It’s not just a statement that children are our future, it’s a fact. It gives me a little bit more hope for the world.”
https://womenafter40.com/mom-nervous-about-how-homeless-man-is-acting-then-girl-sees-whats-beside-him/ Mom Nervous About How Homeless Man Is Acting, Then Girl Sees What’s Beside Him – Women After 40