I was walking up the mall in my lunch break yesterday when I saw a gentleman obviously down on his luck. He looks dishevelled, tired and hungry. I decide to buy him lunch (I rarely give money but like to help where I can).
I’m three quarters of the way over to him when suddenly someone else intervenes.
A small girl - about six or seven I guess - is standing next to the guy holding out a Hungry Jack’s (Burger King) burger. It has a small bite out of it.
The guy pauses as do I. He seems to not know what to do. The little girl pushes it at him and says “Here - you need it more than I do.”
He’s virtually forced to take it.
As he does a loud voice booms “Stephanie!!!” and a well-dressed middle-aged woman flounces over and drags the pint-sized angel away. The lecture starts before they’re out of earshot.
Even still, Stephanie manages to look over her shoulder and smile at the man.
The man smiles back but he seems on the verge of tears.
Thank you Stephanie. I hope your mother never nags that kindness out of you.
Angels DO come in all sizes.