To her heartbreak, she realized that he was gathering any dropped change he could find and putting it in his pocket. In that moment, she decided to not just get her coffee that morning, but pick up a hot meal for him too, since he could clearly use it. When she brought him a cup of coffee and bagel, she got much more in return.
Setting aside where she needed to be that busy morning, she sat down next to this needy man, who was all alone. Over the breakfast she provided him, he opened up about his life story and how he ended up where he was. “He told me a lot about how people are usually very mean to him because he’s homeless, how drugs turned him into the person he hated, he lost his mom to cancer, he never knew his dad and he just wants to be someone his mom would be proud of,” Casey said in her post about their conversation that soon took an unexpected turn.
The caring college woman said that her new homeless friend told her his name was Chris. She had gotten to know about his circumstances, but there was something else he didn’t have the heart to tell her, until the two were about to part ways. Even then, he couldn’t say it in person, so he quickly jotted it down on a crumpled piece of paper and stuck it in her hand before he walked away. After Casey and Chris had said their goodbyes, she opened up the note and was alarmed at what it said, but she was relieved by what her simple act of kindness did that day.
“I wanted to kill myself today because of u I now do not. Thank u, beautiful person,” Chris wrote. With that, Casey was left with a full heart for a perfect stranger who she diverted from death, because her heart was in the right place at the right time, when her path crossed with his.