A Homeless Woman Is Refused A Cup Of Water
All she wanted was a cup of water. But the restaurant wouldn't give it to her -- all because she was homeless. But a kind stranger saw the whole thing. And what he did for this homeless woman will restore your faith in humanity!
Credit: Facebook / Jonathon Pengelly
A Simple Cup Of Water
Jonathon Pengelly of the UK was finishing up a night on the town by grabbing a bite to eat from a fast food restaurant. But what he witnessed while in line broke his heart.
A homeless woman made a simple request -- a cup of water. And when she was turned away, it struck a chord with Jonathon.
"I don't know what was going through their mind but a lady, clearly homeless was asking for a basic human right," he wrote on Facebook. "And for...them to say no is disgusting!"
So, Jonathon stepped in to help!
A Kind Stranger Steps In
He asked the homeless woman to join him in line and told her to order whatever she wanted. He was expecting her to load up. Instead, the woman humbly asked for one cheeseburger. That's it.
Jonathon went ahead and ordered as much food as they could carry. He wanted to be sure she had plenty of food. Then, he joined the homeless woman on the street.
They sat on the cold pavement in the dead of winter. Jonathon learned the woman's named was Polly and she introduced him to one of her friends. Jonathon spoke with them, listening to their stories. And it broke his heart.
"I was genuinely shocked at their story and how educated they were! So full of life and enthusiasm and they literally have nothing!"
Doing Even More
Jonathon invited Polly and her friend back to his house, where he let them take showers and brush their teeth. He then cooked enough food to feed Polly and her friends for a few nights. As Polly and her friend departed, they told Jonathon they'd never felt so appreciated in their lives!
The statement warmed Jonathon's heart, but it also broke it. While he'd sat on the pavement and chatted with Polly and her friend, he noticed tons of people passing by -- people who could help. But no one did. Some even laughed at the homeless group.
And that's why Jonathon posted his story to Facebook. The kindness he showed Polly and her friend cost him relatively nothing. Meanwhile, it meant the world to Polly and her friend.
"It costs nothing to be kind, and I genuinely hope people share this to raise awareness of homelessness," he wrote.
Jonathon has kept in touch with Polly. He brings her blankets and pillows to keep her warm. He brings her backpacks full of food, promising she won't ever go hungry.
He's just one man. But he's having a huge impact on Polly's life. Yet, if you look at the tears in Jonathon's eyes from the picture of him and Polly, you'll see that she's changed his life, too.
Genuine compassion has a way of doing that. So the next time you see someone in need, no matter how small, do something to help. It just might change your life!
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