Hal Rosenbluth

A couple of months ago, in the thick of bad news involving political corruption, massive layoffs and disastrous winter storms, I made my way down Walnut Street in Philadelphia to meet a friend. Approaching a street corner, I noticed a homeless man sitting in front of a convenience store. As I leaned down to drop some change in his cup, a young woman emerged from the store and handed the man a hot dog box and some napkins. Turning away to cross the street, I happened to catch his reaction as he opened the box. “All right! She got me relish, too. You did good, girl!” he called after her. And just like that, I remembered how easy it can be to make someone’s day.

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