One chilly night, a wealthy man encountered an elderly homeless individual. Concerned for the old man’s well-being, the millionaire stopped and asked, “Aren’t you cold without a winter coat?”

The old man gazed at him for a moment and replied, “Yes, I am cold, but I have grown accustomed to it.”

The rich man was taken aback by this response and exclaimed, “Wait right here! I will go to my house and bring you a warm coat to protect you during the cold nights.”

The old man’s face brightened up, and he gratefully agreed to wait for the benefactor. However, as the rich man entered his home, he inadvertently forgot his promise to the old man.

In the morning, upon waking up, the millionaire suddenly remembered the poor soul and hurriedly went in search of him. Unfortunately, he discovered that the old man had passed away due to the intense cold.

The millionaire found a note left by the old man, which said, “When I had nothing to protect me from the harsh weather, I found the strength to endure because I had grown accustomed to it. However, when you made a promise to help me, I relied on that promise, and it weakened my ability to withstand the cold.”

Moral of the story: It is essential to uphold our promises, no matter how trivial they may seem. A promise broken may carry immense significance to someone else, even if it may not hold the same weight for us.

Let this tale serve as a reminder to always honor our commitments, for a promise unfulfilled can have far-reaching consequences.