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70-Yr-Old Beggar Frightened Girl Alone In Mall, But His Simple Request Touches Her Heart.

The story of a kind-hearted young woman’s chance encounter with a homeless man at a Filipino mall is touching hearts around the world.

It all started when Faith Ares visited the food court at a mall in Cebu. Ares said she was deciding what to eat when 70-year-old Jansen Locsin approached. Ares was initially afraid of the homeless man, but he didn’t ask for money; instead, he asked Ares if she’d be willing to purchase a meal for him.

When Ares heard his simple request, something in her changed. She told Locsin to find them a seat, soon joining him with two fried chicken meals.


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As they ate, Locsin told her he had graduated with a degree in economics from a Filipino university and had previously worked as a university professor. He’d come to Cebu for a business venture that ultimately failed and left him penniless, but he hoped to one day rejoin his family in Bacolod, an island in the Philippines west of Cebu.


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The two finished their meal, and before parting ways, Ares gave him some bottled water and the equivalent of $2. Locsin, surprised by a stranger’s unexpected kindness, was left teary-eyed. “He didn’t expect that I would eat with him, talk with him just like an ordinary person and (help) him in little ways,” Ares wrote.


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Ares’s post about the encounter has since been shared more than 3,000 times and received more than 1,000 comments, including offers of assistance.

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