A homeless man approached me today and I was very surprised. He looked miserable and asked for $20. I gave him $50 and he thanked me.
It made me think about my life and everything. We had a long conversation together and I truly appreciated it. At some point, he asked me if I remembered him.
We went to high school together, he said. What? Ross? What happened to you, my friend? I remember you as a fighter and even protected me once.
He explained everything. Ross joined a gang, smoking, drinking, stealing, and more. His family doesn’t want to interact with him, and he even considered suicide.
Despite having strict parents, I am very happy that I have them. Because I adhered to guidelines and didn’t get in trouble.
Thank you mom and dad for everything you did for me. It is because of you that I am in this situation today, said the girl to herself after the chat with her old friend.