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September 20, 2021

Woman Shares Her Dinner with a Homeless Boy, after Many Years It Saves Her Life – Story of the Day

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A woman offered help to a homeless boy despite her friends’ ridicule. Several years later, it literally saves her life.

“Oh, come on! Don’t tell me you’re going to spend money on that scumbag!” Amanda told Gina. They were sitting in a restaurant with some friends when Gina saw a homeless boy outside the restaurant.

“But I feel bad for him. I noticed him counting coins. I don’t believe he has enough money to eat,” Gina replied. “Look at him. He looks so weak and tired!”

“Actually, Gina, I agree with Amanda,” Kevin interrupted. “There are so many homeless people in this country. You can’t go around helping everyone!”

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“I agree too!” Dave spoke up. “You can’t trust these homeless people either. They mostly end up as thieves and robbing people!”

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“But guys…” Gina began speaking, but then everyone interrupted her. 

"We’ll have plenty of time to talk about it later. Let’s eat now. The food’s here!”

Gina couldn’t tolerate the sight of the homeless boy staring needily at everyone in the restaurant. So while her friends were busy eating, she grabbed her wallet and left to buy food for the boy.

“Hi, would you like to join me for lunch? I heard the food is delicious here,” Gina asked the boy gently when she approached him. The boy didn’t say anything. He just stood there silently with his head bowed down.

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Gina gave him a friendly smile. “You don’t have to feel embarrassed about it. You can have whatever you like.”

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“No, it’s fine,” he finally broke the silence. “I’m not hungry.”

“All right, then just sit here and wait. I’ll buy you something. You can have that later,” Gina said and walked over to the cashier to purchase something for him. However, when she reached into her pocket for her wallet, it was missing. Gina looked all around the place but couldn’t find it.

Finally, she returned to her seat and asked Amanda if she could lend her some money. “I’ll pay you back as soon as possible, Amanda. I need to buy something for that kid.”

“But didn’t you take your wallet with you?” Amanda asked as she handed over her card to Gina.

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“Well, yeah, I did. But now I can’t find it,” Gina replied.

“And I can’t find the boy either,” Dave interrupted.

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“Wait, what, but he’s right there,” Amanda turned to look where the boy was standing, but he was no longer there. She also went outside to check if he had moved to another place, but the boy was nowhere to be seen. 

Soon, Gina's friends began mocking her for offering assistance to the boy, claiming he must have taken the wallet after discovering it.

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Later in the evening, there was a knock at Gina’s door. When she opened the door, she was surprised to see the homeless boy standing at her doorstep. 

He handed her her wallet, explaining he had found it near the restaurant. Gina thanked him and invited him for dinner. He kept refusing, but Gina eventually convinced him. 

While the boy was eating, she asked him why he was wandering the streets, and why he denied her help earlier. It turned out the boy was an orphan. He said he wanted to finish his education but didn’t have enough funds even to afford three proper meals a day. He was scared to ask people for help because they either turned a deaf ear to him or looked down upon him.

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Gina felt sad for him. She allowed the boy to spend the night at her house and decided to speak with her parents the next morning to get him admitted to a school. However, when she awoke the next morning, the boy was gone. He left her a note, thanking her for the food and promising to repay her generosity in the future.

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Several years later, while Gina was on her way to work, she met with a terrible accident. Fortunately, she was taken to the hospital in time and was saved. 

However, when she met the doctor who had conducted her surgery, she was taken aback. She learned he was the boy she had helped several years back. 

“I’m glad I was able to help you out. Do you feel better now?” the doctor asked her.

“Thankfully, yes,” Gina replied. “However, I didn't expect we would meet again like this!”

“Even I was surprised, but I wanted to thank you. Thanks for helping me out and giving me food and shelter when no one did!”

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“But why did you disappear suddenly?” Gina asked curiously. 

“Well...” the doctor began speaking.

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It turned out he had gone to find a job in a local warehouse, where he worked long hours and was able to rent a modest apartment a little later. After working at the warehouse, he also saved enough money to go to university and complete his education.

“That’s great!” Gina exclaimed cheerfully as the doctor finished. “I’m really proud of you!”

The doctor gave her a pleasant smile. “All thanks to you. Your kindness inspired me to pursue a career in which I could serve people, which is why I became a doctor.”

A few days later, Gina was discharged from the hospital. When she went to the front desk to clear her bills, she learned that the doctor had paid for everything. Gina felt bad that the guy had done so much for her and demanded that he take the money from her, but the doctor refused, claiming she had already repaid him with kindness.

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What can we learn from this story?

  • Be kind to others. The way Gina helped the homeless boy is a brilliant example of this.
  • Don’t judge people by their appearance. Gina’s friends judged the little boy just because he was poor and homeless.
  • If you are dedicated to your goal, you’ll achieve it. Despite the challenges, the young boy didn’t give up hope and became a successful doctor.

Share this story with your friends. It might brighten their day and inspire them.  

If you enjoyed this story, you might like this one about newborn twins who were left at the doorstep of a church.

This account is inspired by our reader's story but written by a professional writer. All names have been changed to protect identities and ensure privacy. Share your story with us, maybe it will change someone's life. If you would like to share your story, please send it to info@amomama.com.

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