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Hah, love and hate the USA.
A while ago, My girlfriend and I put together this backpack full of necessities that a homeless person could use and appreciate. It was meant for a certain man that we would always see with a sign all around town but we could never catch him when we had the backpack with us.
One day we found him and offered him the backpack and told him what was in it such as food, brand new shirts, bottles of medicine, toothbrush, etc.
He wouldn’t take the backpack. He gave it right back to us and said that he only accepted money and couldn’t travel with it. We offered him to look through it and take what he needed and he still declined but thanked us so much for being kind.
Disappointed, We kept the backpack in our car just in case someone ever needed it and about 4 months later, I just left work and saw THIS man sitting in the grass holding this sign.
I remembered the backpack and got one of my co-workers who was just getting off to go with me so we ran across the highway and started talking to him and offered him the backpack.
Without even opening it up to look in it, He immediately thanked us 20 times and told us how hungry he was and how much he appreciated whatever was inside and us taking the time to actually talk to him and hangout with him. He shook our hands and told us that his name was Jesse and that nobody ever approaches him, That they just hand him money out of their windows and even though that is greatly appreciated, Hardly anybody ever comes up to him and asks how he is doing.
We told him about the other homeless man who once declined the backpack and told us he only wanted money and Jesse couldn’t believe that he would do that. He hugged us and thanked us again and asked us if he would take a picture of him and his sign to “Just show people that every beggar isn’t looking for money or drugs. Sometimes we just need a penny or a smile. Someone to talk to us. Just someone who cares.”
I hope Jesse turns out okay and his luck takes a turn for the best but this is just something that happened on August 16th, 2011, That I just wanted to tell you all.