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Did a great deed today...
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Posted 1/8/14 , edited 1/8/14
I performed a great deed today that isn't the norm, (at least around here). I went to my local McDonald's in Niagara Falls today, and ordered to eat in the dining area. I went to an open seat, not knowing my surroundings. I look dead to my left, and right across was a homeless man. Giant beard, tattered coat and hat, and he was sleeping on the chair. I honestly didn't know what to do. I was conspicuous that he may have been faking... but it is dead-cold out right now and he wasn't all that suited.

He woke up actually, and saw me. He asked, "How are you today, young man?". I gave him a general reply, and he went on to show me his hospital bands, gauze, and his chain-tattered scalp. Last night he got robbed of $13 by 4 men with some kind of chain weapon. The $13 was all he had.

This is the man and I in a photo I took today:



I decided what to do from the heart, and it felt absolutely great. I asked him what his favorite all-time food was, and he said "roast beef". We went to Arby's and he feasted on a full meal, with a drink. I then took him to the mall here by surprise and had him come to Converse with me. I found him a stylish pair of Converse, the more insulated kind for cold days, as well as 6 pairs of socks. He couldn't be happier. His smile just made the cold day over here much warmer.

His name was Connell, and with the picture above, I'll never forget him. Pay it forward.

What good deeds have you done in your lifetime? Many things just spring in the moment, and this is a prime example.
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Posted 1/8/14
This is wonderful. I love hearing uplifting stories like this, God bless you! I'm sure you made that mans week! Specially with how cold its been.

I do have to point out (as much as it sucks) PLEASE be careful when doing things like this. You never know if someone has a mental illness or something and might hurt you. Not saying don't do it, but be aware of your surroundings and bring someone with you.
Posted 1/8/14
This is so touching!!! Well done <3
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Posted 1/8/14
If he were here he would've been dead, it's -50 with windchill.
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22 / M / San Antonio, TX,...
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Posted 1/8/14
Awwwww :3 <3
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23 / M / My bed in my room
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Posted 1/8/14
you sir are a good man
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Posted 1/9/14
1. Always keep some spare cash on me (not because of panhandlers, but because cash still has some utility)
2. If propositioned by panhandler, I ask them if they will spend the money on alcohol:
a) If they answer no, I give them a few bucks.
b) If they answer yes, I drink a bottle of Johnny Walker Black with them, and give them a few bucks.

Luckily, panhandlers are generally pretty dishonest, so I've not yet carried out option b yet.

Incidentally, I find it interesting that doing "good" is a remarkable enough occurrence for you that it's worth a story. I'll refrain from lecturing you though.
Posted 1/9/14
When I was very young, (like 4 or 5), I used to have a fascination for "new" paper money and coins. So I collected them all in a box.

Then when I went on a trip somewhere, I gave them all away to beggars on the street.

So I would say that this was my most selfless and honest deed to date.
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Posted 1/9/14
I put $1 in one of those charity boxes in the supermarket.
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23 / M / California
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Posted 1/9/14
What horrible things are you trying to keep from surfacing?
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When I was very young a homeless man offered me candy (because he had bad teeth) and I took it.
In retrospect I probably shouldn't have but I did and got away with it without a scratch.

Makes me wonder if he was homeless because he was nice enough to give away his things
or mabe it was because he makes bad decisions like buying expensive junk food he can't eat because his teeth are rotten and gives it all away.

either way he was nice and needed help but probably dead now anyway.
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I see this with your picture and I think of the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:1-4

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

This probably doesn't mean anything to non-Christians, but I just think it's a good way to live. Do your good deeds in secret, because putting them on blast just comes off as tacky and ostentatious, almost like you're doing it to make yourself feel and look good.

Again, this is just one man's opinion. And coming off like that probably wasn't your intent. Not trying to flame, hate or rain on the parade, but, I just don't dig it with the picture and all showing yourself.
Posted 1/9/14 , edited 1/9/14
Come on guys! what he did was amazing!!! why do you have to bring him down? what's wrong with a picture? I know, I know...you all think is pretentious...but just because you might be like that or think like that, it doesn't mean he is like that. This guy didn't do nothing wrong and we should be happy for it instead of trying to mock him or point fingers as if you were all angels.

@supasoggyrolle: and judging is also not good in God's eyes. Here you are judging a man (saying "probably wasn't your intent" doesn't cut it because you thought it was his intent). Everybody is different, some like to keep things secret and some others do not. There's nothing wrong with it as long as your deeds are good. Next time just keep your opinions in secret, it will do more good.

This could serve as MOTIVATION instead of looking at it with bad eyes.

@tf2pyros: hats off to you man!! it is not often that people do kind things like these and I'm glad you shared it because it just motivates me to notice the people around me and be of some help to the needy one day.


The OP gives me hope in humanity...some of the comments do not.

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But I am an angel.
When I took that hobo's food I didn't have mens rea.
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