It seems like the older, a person gets, the less they’re deemed worthy. Some people in the elderly generation are treated like they’re. Just taking up space or like their days are numbered except every day that each one of us is alive, is a gift, and the value of life is the same for anyone and everyone. This is a story of a man who made it past 100. Only to realize that he was completely alone and with no place to call home despite having raised 11 children of his own.
None of don philippe reyes’s offspring had welcomed him and he left him to fend for himself until a stranger drove by him one day. It all started when a woman from kohila mexico, benita dieser, was driving randomly one day and saw an old man walking by her venita felt bad for the man who could hardly walk. Stop the car without hesitation to ask him if she could offer him a ride to wherever he was going. She likely assumed he was between destinations, but quickly realized that he was walking aimlessly as he had nowhere to go benita put him in his car and decided she was going to do what she could to help him. I swear to you that he broke my heart.
Bonita said in a facebook post during the car ride benita learned the man’s heartbreaking reality. He was 108 years old and he had 11 children from three different marriages. Yet somehow none of his kids had been around to help him and benita said she couldn’t help wondering where his family was don, was completely abandoned by his family and told benita that he had nowhere to call home but lived under a palm tree in a public Square venita felt sorry for the man and couldn’t imagine leaving her own father or grandfather like that. Why do they his family, abandon him? If a father, a grandfather is the most beautiful thing that life can give you you’re never too old for a new beginning life.
Still holds surprises along the way till the very end, and you never know who you will meet, what opportunities you will be presented with and when that’s why every decision and choice you make along the way counts. It’S never too late. When you see a homeless person on the side of the street, what do you tend to do? Most people simply walk by assuming that there’s nothing they can do or that they did it to help themselves? Then there are people like benita who saw a man who clearly needed help, and rather than wait for the next person to do something about it, she not only gave him a ride but invited him into her home.
She didn’t even stop there. She also offered him a meal dressed him in new clothes and gave him a chance to wash up in her home. Veneta may have been just one person, but she completely changed this man’s life and restored hope in humanity by sharing their story rather than send dawn back out on the street. She gave him a second chance at life and at a family. She welcomed him into her family like he was one of their own benita, ended up adopting dawn and giving him shelter within her own home.
She didn’t do it out of pity or because she was forced to she genuinely just felt a calling for it out of the kindness of her heart and seeing the way it changed, dawn and brought happiness back into his life was enough of a thank. You benita wrote this is how don philippe looks a little bath. A new change and the best thing is a family dinner. Benita’S story has since gone viral and touched the heart of many people of all ages, benita treats dawn like he’s her own grandfather. In fact, she considers her gesture to be a way to honor her grandparents, angelina and blas, who have passed on her social networks.
The new family shares that they love dawn. Like he’s their new grandfather since sharing their story, the family has received a lot of support and strangers have even made offers to help don. They continue to live together and have shared pictures of their family. Bonding time dawn looks happy and full of gratitude. This gesture has been appreciated and inspired many in benitez community and across the world as it continues to spread through social media.
People are impressed by benita’s selfless goodwill and her caring nature. One person said you deserve the whole world. What a big heart you have! Another added with this gesture, you show me that you have a noble heart. People, like you, are very few, or almost none, respect and best wishes to you today and always the next time that you find yourself wondering if you should help someone and coming up with reasons why it’s not your responsibility or how your help might not be enough.
Remember this story we’re all strangers until we’re, not because at the end of the day, we’re all human beings with an equal right to being alive, happy and free.