Homeless Is Where The Heart Is, Part 11

, , , , , | Hopeless | May 23, 2019

I have a friend over for an all-night movie and game night. Late into our evening, after midnight, we both decide that we are hungry, so we drive to one of the few 24-hour shops in our area to get some soda and snacks even though the store is some distance away, in a seedier part of town.

At this time, it is late summer/early autumn, so the nights can get pretty chilly. On the way back to my apartment, we stop behind a car at a stop sign. The car is sitting there for some time until the doors open and four young people, most likely teenagers, pile out and head for the side of the street, where a man, presumably homeless, is sleeping on a bench.

My friend and I expect the worst, afraid that they are going to harass him. Instead, we watch as these teenagers lay a blanket over the sleeping man and gently lift his head to tuck a pillow, or perhaps another bundled blanket, under his head. They also leave what looks to be either another blanket or a jacket next to him.

The teenagers then climb back into the car and drive away. It was truly touching to see these young people going out of their way to help someone who was down on his luck, and it restored my faith in humanity.

Related:
Homeless Is Where The Heart Is, Part 10
Homeless Is Where The Heart Is, Part 9
Homeless Is Where The Heart Is, Part 8

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