It is easy to forget that homeless people are humans too, who are perhaps just temporarily down on their luck.
The manager at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant had a surprising request when a homeless, dirty-looking man came in to ask for scraps of food. Instead of chasing away the hungry man or worrying that his patrons might object to having him in the restaurant, the manager walked up to the man and made a simple request.
Joey Mustain, a man who witnessed the scenario between the homeless man and the manager talked about what happened.
According to him, him and his daughter, Stella, were at the restaurant to eat. Describing what happened when the homeless man walked in, Joey said, “people near him kept their distance, but that didn’t stop him from being kind. He spoke to people who reluctantly spoke back, and he smiled while he waited on a manager. ”
Joey added that soon after, the manager arrived and they began talking.
“All I could pick up on of the conversation was the manager saying that he’d love to give him a full, warm meal. Not just scraps or extras. The only thing he required was that the man let him pray with him.”
The manager then laid his hand on the man and they began to pray. Joe was so moved that he asked his daughter to watch. Soon, she bowed her head too, joining in in the prayer.
“I heard love in that prayer. The homeless man wasn’t some untouchable stain on business. He was the reason that store opened its doors this morning (or any morning).” Joey said.
Kindness for whomever, regardless of their age, status, race and so on is very important. The world will be a much better place when we are kind to one another.