8. A Note
Smith opened up the note. After he read through it, he realized that it had been left by the older couple who had been checking him out in the restaurant. It turned out that the couple had taken quite an interest in what was a normal day for the Smiths.
7. Breakfast On Us
Signed by the Masons, it was a quite unexpected message for Kevon and his son. They had truly just been enjoying a normal day!
6. More Than Words
Upon further inspection, Smith quickly learned that the note was more than just a nice message from a nice couple. Within the envelope, the Masons had also included enough cash to pay for the Smiths’ morning meal. Quite a surprise, indeed, and a great example of random acts of kindness!
5. Single Father
There is valid reasoning behind their comment that the world needs more “black dads” like Kevon. The 2010 U.S. Census report revealed that 57.6% of black children lived in homes without a biological father.
“There’s a lot of guys I know that aren’t taking care of their kids,” said Smith later. He added, “Some of us are out here being fathers.”
Black fathers are more likely to live separately from their children—this is the statistic that’s usually used to support arguments for the parenting “crisis.” But many of these dads remain just as involved in their kids’ lives.