Last Wednesday on my way to work while it was 19° and icy out, I saw a person under a blanket in the bus shelter. From the position of their head and hands, I was scared they may be frozen to death (though he was wearing purple gloves but his hands were becoming frostbitten). read more →
I was on my way from rural SW France to London via Paris for a family catch up and had a suitcase full of clothes for the refugees in Calais which I was going to deliver in London (just to be transported back… I know, a long way round but it was the best we could do at the time). read more →
I live in Miami, Florida and work downtown. Years ago we had a couple of record breaking cold temperature nights during our short winter and I saw a homeless man curled up, shaking and sleeping on the floor on my way home at almost 10 p.m. It was freezing by our standards and it was heartbreaking to see him that way.
I drove 14 miles to my home, picked up a blanket and a warm dinner and drove back downtown to deliver it to the homeless man. He was so thankful and grateful for my gesture. read more →
I was in a supermarket one day and saw a Mum trying to juggle her young baby and the trolley. It was winter so the seat was cold and the baby cried if she tried to put him in the seat. read more →
I am a 21 year old mother and I have an 18 month old son and a 4 year old stepson with one on the way. I work a part-time minimum wage job and my fiance is a contractor who is out of work from time to time, especially during winter and holidays. So we have a tight budget and a few problems with our vehicles that aren’t cheap to fix. Anyways, I was walking to my doctor’s appointment in -15 degree weather because my truck wouldn’t start. There was about four feet of snow and this old lady who was very gentle in the face stopped her car and told me to get in, that she’d take me to where I needed to go. read more →
We catch the bus to school and get dropped off at a shopping centre, so as we were a bit early, I thought we’d go in and grab a hot chockie and a gingerbread man.
As we were walking in, my son saw an old lady sitting under the bus shelter with a blanket and no shoes. He asked “mum it’s really cold. Why is that lady not wearing shoes?” I explained to him that some people are not as fortunate as us and maybe she didn’t have any money to buy shoes. He said “oh”, looked back and smiled at the lady who smiled and waved back.
I saw a young man hitchhiking this week. It was bitterly cold and the road he was on was many miles away from anything. I stopped. I warned him not to harm me, or he would be sorry, LOL.
Anyway, he was going near where I was headed. We had to drive for about 20 minutes and had a lovely conversation. I gave him some advice on employment as he had just gotten a four year degree. read more →