As we rush about our daily lives, caught up in our own struggles, we can sometimes not see the suffering of others, especially the homeless, who can often become invisible to passers-by. But as one man found out, a small gesture can go a long way to help a person in need.
On a recent cold day in November, a young man was walking down the street when he saw a homeless man wearing only a thin jacket and shoes with holes in them. He was shivering with the cold, yet people seemed to be just ignoring him.
The young man, who goes by the name of Queenzflip on social media, was horrified by what he saw and wanted to do something about it.
“So I saw this man standing in the street with a jeans jacket, hoody & some Adidas with holes in them — 9 cars passed him. it seemed like no one payed [sic] him any attention,” he explained in a caption to an Instagram post.
Instead of ignoring the man and letting him freeze, he did what was a small gesture to him, but a huge gesture to the homeless man.
“I gave him my coat & my sneakers!!! It was too cold for him to be outside like that & we wore the same size,” Queenzflip wrote.
Along with giving him his coat and shoes, he handed the man some cash and a blanket.
The man was completely taken aback by the good deed. He was so used to people just cursing at him that he couldn’t believe someone was trying to be nice to him. It was all too much to take in.
Queenzflip embraced the man with a warm hug and the homeless began to cry with gratitude.
#QUEENZLOVE SO I SAW THIS MAN STANDING IN THE STREET WITH A JEANS JACKET , HOODY & SOME ADIDAS WITH HOLES IN THEM – 9 CARS PASSED HIM, IT SEEMED LIKE NO ONE PAYED HIM ANY ATTENTION, SO I GAVE HIM MY COAT & MY SNEAKERS!!! ITS WAS TOO COLD FOR HIM TO BE OUTSIDE LIKE THAT & WE WORE THE SAME SIZE , HE STARTED CRYING AND THAT TOUCHED ME!!! EVERYONE DESERVES WARM CLOTHING, A PLACE TO SLEEP AND FOOD TO EAT !!
No matter how small your gesture, deciding to help someone less fortunate than you can bring its own reward.
“He started crying and that touched me!!!” Queenzflip wrote. “Everyone deserves warm clothing, a place to sleep and food to eat!!”
Queenzlip shared a video of the encounter on his social media accounts, and it’s been viewed over 400,000 times on Instagram and 16 million times on Facebook! And from the comments, it looked like his kind gesture touched a lot of other people too.
Watch the heartwarming video below:
Saw this man in the street , 9 cars passed him, and he had a small jacket and holes in his shoes, so I decided to give him mine!! Didn’t mean to make him cry just #QUEENZLOVEInstagram.com/Queenzflip
Posted by Queenzflip on Friday, November 24, 2017