This is one of my favourite days and stories to share as of recently. We were sitting outside enjoying a nice day. Drinks, laughs and food. Then we broke into a conversation of, ‘wouldn’t it be nice to buy that man a meal’. We wondering if he had dinner, if he even had lunch.

We’ve seen this man around before, he seems to be well known, friendly and happy.

I think it’s easy to talk about helping out, it’s the action that’s the hard part. Through the conversation we talked about bringing him something to eat, then the question came up, what would he like?

Someone suggested we ask him. Mid conversation Dorothy said, what if I bring him a menu. So that’s exactly what she did.

In the pictures below you’ll see her introducing herself, sitting down and talking with him, and helping him pick out something to eat.

So we ordered the dish for take out, brought it over to him, Dorothy gave him a giant hug and he even played a song for us on his trumpet.

He asked Dorothy if she had a song she’d like him to play and she said, ‘When the Saint Come Marching In’. He proudly stood up and played his trumpet in front of an entire audience of happy listeners.

And when he was done the whole place clapped and cheered for him.

That’s a great day.

5 thoughts on “Hug a Stranger

  1. That is an awesome story. Thanks for sharing. I believe that one of the reasons we are on planet earth is to bring light and love to others.

    1. Totally agree. At the end of our life what worth is stuff? Live simple and you’ll have plenty to give to others. Surprisingly the more you give the more your eyes are open to see opportunities to give. You think and see in a different way, a giving way. Dorothy, Grammy Dorcas would be so proud of you and Drew.

      1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment Beverly. I couldn’t agree more. Happy to hear Grandma would be proud :).

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