Instead, many of us fall back on judgments to protect our own sanity, “maybe they’d spend the money on drugs or alcohol” or “maybe they brought this on themselves.”
Cesia Abigail didn’t pass on by with an excuse when she met a homeless man. What she did was totally unexpected and the results of her kindness should be an inspiration to us all.
10. Meet Cesia
Cesia works hard for her money. She’s the owner and worker at Abi’s Cafe which specializes in Salvadorian food in Minneapolis’ Lake Street area. She loves working with food but says it’s a hard job which brings little in the way of financial rewards which is why she found it hard to deal with Marcus as first.
9. Cesia Meets Marcus
Marcus was sleeping on the streets and in desperation, he turned to Cesia’s cafe and walked in to ask for some food. Cesia wasn’t too friendly at first she greeted his request with, “You know nothing is given to me for free, right?” and followed it with “Why don’t you have a job?”
8. A Confession
Marcus told Cesia that he didn’t have a job because he had felony convictions in his past and that no-one would give him money. He also admitted that sometimes he stole to get by. Cesia measured him up and said, “You want a job? Then I have one for you.”
7. Would Work for Food
Marcus couldn’t believe it. He was very happy. He told Cesia that he’d be prepared to do anything for some food. So she told him he could work washing dishes for the next 2 hours just until the end of the day. She also made him a sandwich so that he could conquer his hunger. What he did shocked Cesia.