Woman's Small Act Of Kindness Saves A Homeless Man's Life

August 14, 2023

In a heartwarming incident that highlights the power of compassion and human connection, a woman's selfless act of kindness saved the life of a struggling homeless man.

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Casey Fischer was in between classes when she stopped at Dunkin Donuts for a coffee. That's where she spotted the homeless man picking up change on the side of the road.

This is what she wrote:

"Today I went to Dunkin' Donuts and saw a clearly homeless guy sitting on the side of the road and picking up change.

Eventually I saw him stroll into Dunkin, as he was counting his change to buy something I began to get super annoying and talked to him over and over again even when he didn't really want to talk.

Since he had maybe $1 in change I bought him a coffee and bagel and asked him to sit down with me.

He told me a lot about how people are usually very mean to him because he's homeless, how drugs turned him into the person he hated, he lost his mom to cancer, he never knew his dad and he just wants to be someone his mom would be proud of (along with another hours worth of conversation.)

This lovely mans name was Chris and Chris was one of the most honest & sincere people I've ever met.

After realizing I really need to get back to class Chris asked me to wait so he can write something down for me. Handing me a crumpled up receipt he apologized for having shaky hand writing, smiled, and left.

I opened his note and this was it:

I wanted to kill myself today, because of u I now do not. Thank u, beautiful person."

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Credit: Casey Fischer via @lovewhatreallymatters

The encounter between Casey and Chris serves as a powerful reminder that simple acts of kindness can have profound and life-altering consequences.

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