When a college student was grabbing a cup of coffee near campus she couldn’t help but notice a man nearby he was obviously homeless so she decided to bless him with a hot meal after handing him the food he gave her a crumpled up note with a message she couldn’t believe it certainly wasn’t the thanks she expected [Music] casey fisher was grabbing her morning Coffee from dunkin donuts near her college campus when she spotted a man nearby who was clearly homeless she noticed him sitting on the side of the road picking up any spare change he could find that others had dropped then he strolled into the coffee shop not knowing he had caught her eye as casey
watched the homeless man who she’d later learned was named chris counting his change she decided to attempt to talk to him little did the young college student Realize she was about to have an interaction with the stranger that would change both of their lives i began to get super annoying and talk to him over and over again even when he didn’t really want to talk casey recalled Since he had maybe one dollar in change i bought him a coffee and bagel and asked him to sit down with me she continued
describing the moment she decided to bless the stranger with some warm food and a little company since it appeared he could clearly use it putting aside her own plans for a moment casey sat down next to this needy man who was all alone the gesture seemed well received as chris joined casey and the two got to know each other a little Better over the small breakfast she had graciously provided the stranger even began to open up sharing his life story and admitting the mistakes he had made which landed him in the position he was in 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 wrote in a Facebook post detailing over an hour’s worth of conversation
she had with the lovely man named chris chris was one of the most honest and sincere people i’ve ever met casey continued but sadly their time together was drawing to an end after blessing the gentleman with some food and giving him a little time and attention casey was about to get something in return chris was going to thank her in a way she’d never forget after realizing i really Needed to get back to class chris asked me to wait so he can write something down for me casey recalled handing me a crumpled up receipt he apologized for having shaky handwriting smiled and left she wrote alongside a photo of the wadded up note her new friend had handed her although chris had seemingly opened up about his circumstances casey quickly realized that there was something he didn’t have the heart to tell her until the two were About to part ways even though he couldn’t say it in person instead he had quickly jotted it down on the crumpled paper she opened after
the two had said their goodbyes i wanted to kill myself today because of you i now do not thank you beautiful person the note read although casey was surprised by the words she was also thankful that her simple act of kindness had literally saved a life with her heart full thanks to a perfect stranger And something as simple as coffee and a bagel casey took to social media to share the experience where even more lives were changed the inspirational story was shared hundreds of thousands of times touching countless people around the world it reminded us that we truly never know what another person is going through or how close they may be to giving up more importantly it showed everyone how just a little grace and love can give another Person a
reason to live chris had given up on life thinking he had nobody and no reason to live until casey fischer came along and showed him the compassion he so desperately needed diverting him from death all because she was in the right place at the right time and willing to make a difference in someone else’s day had their paths not crossed or had casey chosen to ignore the needy man in front of her chris’s life could have ended In a brief moment and a simple act can completely change the course of someone’s life imagine the difference each one of us can make by keeping our eyes and hearts open to the needs of others sometimes all it takes is eye contact and a smile or in this case a cup of coffee and a conversation to be the answer to someone else’s prayers never underestimate the power of generosity no matter how small after all a three dollar cup of coffee.