He hadn’t eaten for a few days and was sitting in the cold, on a street corner. A woman saw him and took him to a restaurant to buy him some food.
The owner of the restaurant did not want to serve him and forced them to leave the place… What happened next, left us all speechless!
One day, a woman was walking on the street when, out of the corner of her eye, she saw an old man with his eyes down, sitting on a street corner. The man was old, unshaven, and in dirty clothes.
While he was standing there, the busy pedestrians passed him without any problem… for them, he was like any other homeless man. But when she looked more closely, the woman was speechless.
It was very cold that day and the man had a ragged coat – in addition to his jacket he had a blanket with holes wrapped around it. She stopped on her way and said to the old man, “Sir, are you all right?” She asked.
“Not!” He replied sarcastically. “I just came from a dinner with the president… now, leave me alone and move on!”
The woman’s smile grew even bigger. Suddenly, the man felt a gentle hand under his arm.
“What are you doing, ma’am?” He asked angrily. “I told you to leave me alone!”
Just then, a police officer passed by the area: “Is there a problem, ma’am?” The policeman asked.
“No, no problem. I’m just trying to get this old man up. Can you help me, please? ” – The woman answered.
The policeman: “This is John. It’s been in the area for a few years. What do you want from him? ”
The woman: “Do you see the cafe there? I want to get him some food and he can warm up a little. ”
The old man: “Are you crazy? I don’t want to go there! ”
Then he felt two other strong hands grab him by the other arm… it was the policeman.
Eventually and with some difficulty, the woman and the police officer managed to take the old man to the cafe.
They placed him at a table in a far corner. It was mid-morning, and the cafe was almost empty. The owner of the restaurant crossed the area and came to their table.
“What’s going on here, officer?” What is this? Why did you bring this man to my restaurant? ”
“This lady wanted to buy him some food.” – The policeman answered directly.
The manager, extremely angry: “Not here… having such a person in my restaurant is not good. It’s pulling my business down! ”
The old man smiled… “See, ma’am? I said it would be so. Now, I’m going to ask you to let me go. I didn’t want to come here! ”
The woman turned her gaze to the manager and said with a smile, “Sir, do you see the company across the street?”
The owner: “Of course I see her. I know. They hold weekly meetings in one of the restaurant’s rooms. ”
The woman: “And do you make a good profit from providing food at weekly meetings?”
The owner: “Why are you interested?”
The woman: “Well, sir, I’m the president of the company.”
The boss said nothing more… The woman, again with a smile on her face: “I thought this would change things.”
Then, turning his gaze to the policeman, “Officer, do you want to have breakfast with us?”
The policeman: “No, thank you, ma’am. I’m on duty. ”
The woman: “Then probably a coffee to go?”
The policeman: “Yes, thank you. It would be nice.”
The owner replied: “I’ll make the coffee immediately.”… And left.
The officer looked at him and said, “You put him in his place.” The woman said, “That was not my intention. Believe it or not, I have a reason for doing all this. ” He sat down in front of the old man and asked, “Do you remember me?”
The old man: “I think so. I mean, you know me… ”
The woman: “I’m a little older… But do you know the day you worked here and I walked on that door, frozen and cold and starving?”
The policeman: “Ma’am, how come?”… He couldn’t believe that a successful woman would ever have such a problem.
The woman began to tell: “I was young, I was 20 years old. I came to town to find a job, but no one wanted to hire me.
I had nothing to pay my rent with, so the landlord kicked me out of the apartment. I walked the streets for days. It was February, I was frozen and almost starving. I saw this place and I went in hoping that I would get at least a hot soup. ”
The old man smiled and said, “Now I remember… I was behind the serving counter. You came and asked me if you could work with us for a few hours for some food. I told you it’s against the restaurant rules. ”
The woman continued: “I know… then you made me the biggest beef steak sandwich I have ever seen in my life, you offered me a hot tea and you told me to sit down at the table to enjoy them. I was afraid you would have problems. ”
The old man: “And, how did you manage to turn your life around?”
The woman: “I was hired that day. I worked hard to get to the top. Eventually, I opened my own business, with the help of God, I prospered. ”
When she finished, she took a business card out of her purse: “After you finish eating, come to the office and look for this man. He is the personnel director of my company.
I’m going to talk to him now, I’m sure he’ll find you a job. I think he can give you an advance to buy some clothes and rent a room somewhere. And if you ever need anything, the door to my house is always open for you. ”
Tears immediately appeared in the old man’s eyes: “How can I ever thank you for all this?”
The woman: “Don’t thank me. Thank God, He brought me before you today. ”