Doing a little act of kindness creates an endless ripple that puts a smile on strangers' faces. Most of the time, these little acts of kindness are what matters most. However, there are some people who are afraid of doing something for strangers because of the fear that the kindness won't return. However, they have no idea that sometimes, you'd have to risk something and just wait 'til life rewards you for something that you did towards a stranger.
It was an ordinary day for a 25-year-old cafe owner Cesia Abigail Baires, in Minneapolis. She's still struggling to keep her business alive when suddenly, a homeless man entered her cafe and ask for a few changes. And because she's struggling to keep her business alive, she told the homeless man that she doesn't give anything for free.
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"I've seen him going up and down on Main Street before like a lot of other homeless people. He walked into the restaurant and I felt a connection with him. He came in asking for money. I told him nothing is given for free here. Even my family pays when they come in here," Baires told the Daily News.
“I was really, really tired. I told him I don’t have the money,” Baires added
But then, she told the homeless man that if he really wants to work, then she has a job for her since she needs a hand that day.
“That made his face so happy. I didn’t think I would get that reaction from him,” Baires said.
Marcus then told Baires that he's struggling to find work because of his criminal records.
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Marcus then decided to accept Baires' offer and after he did some dishes that night, Baires handed him out a sandwich. However, Baires was in shock when Marcus ate half of the sandwich and gave the other half to the homeless man outside the store.
“He ate half of it and wrapped it in a little foil and as soon as he saw one of his friends outside, he gave half of it to his friend. He told me, ‘I know she’s hungry.’” Baires said.
“That’s when I decided I was going to do more,” she said.
After that life-changing encounter, Marcus kept on coming back to the store to offer Baires some help.
“He is just great. a really great guy. I was struggling the day that he came, with my business not doing well. I was the one ready to give up on my goals,” she said.
“He has been a blessing for me and my business.”
After posting Marcus' story online, she surprisingly received an outpouring support from the netizens so she decided to set up a crowdfunding page to be able to raise money for Marcus and to help him find a place to live in. Now, they've already raised $417 of her $1,000 goal.
Via: ManilaReaders NyDailyNews