Here's a terrific story from the folks at Love What Matters (which you can find on Instagram RIGHT HERE)...
I went to the Chicago Bears game today. The high was 30 degrees so naturally I layered up in a lot of clothing. I wore Under Armor pants and an Under Armor long sleeve shirt along with 2 additional pairs of pants, 4 shirts, 2 sweatshirts, 3 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of gloves, a coat, a hat, a scarf, and my favorite new pair of winter boots.
While we were inside of Giordanos (after the game) I was very warm so I took off everything except my pants, socks, boots, Under Armor Shirt, and hat. I tossed it all into a bag and when we left I carried that bag and put on my coat.
We had a short walk to the train station and as we were walking across the street I noticed a homeless woman crouched down trying to stay warm.
I felt like I was going to throw up. I had passed countless amounts of homeless people all day but for some reason I was so drawn to this woman.
As I approached her, I saw that her cardboard sign said "I am in need of winter boots and winter clothing items." Immediately I knew that this was providential timing and that I was supposed to give her the winter boots straight off of my feet.
I felt a little bit crazy because I was just planning on walking back to the train in just my socks.
I asked her what size she wore and she said 8.5 (same as me). I asked her what size shirt she wore and she said medium (same as me). YOU GUYS I HAD EVERYTHING IN THAT BAG THAT SHE NEEDED. Shirts, sweatshirts, gloves, scarves, etc.
The boots she was wearing were worn and were wet. Mine were warm and waterproof.
I handed her the bag of clothing.She stood up and cried. I sat down with her, untied my boots, and slid off the top layer of my fuzzy warm socks and handed them to her. She said they were the nicest shoes she's ever had.
I started to walk away and she said, "I don't want your feet to be cold, can I give you my "old" boots?" She who had nothing, offered me these boots. HER boots. I wore them all the way home.
Her name was Amy and I just cannot stop thinking about her.
If you have the urge to do something kind for someone, I want to encourage you to do it.
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