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6-Yr-Old Asks Homeless Man Crying On Street, ‘What’s Wrong?’ Her Simple Question Inspires Chain Reaction Of Kindness.

Living in the city, it’s pretty common to see homeless people roaming the streets. I always take the time to stop and say hello, but every now and again a heartbreaking human life really tugs on my heart. Recently, Kenyatta Lewis was walking with her daughter when the 6-year-old noticed a homeless man crying on the street. Instead of gawking and walking away, Lewis allowed her daughter to approach the dejected man. What happened next was magical.

“After leaving out of the store today my daughter did something that really made me stop and think. There was this guy sitting there crying and she asks me ‘did you see that man crying? What’s wrong with him?’ I said yes but I’m not sure maybe he’s just sad…She said, ‘maybe he’s hot and thirsty’ she walked over to him and goes ‘hi sir be happy it’s a nice day it’s not raining. Are you hot? Why don’t you go home the ground is dirty?’


He says I have no home but I will be ok. She looked at him with the saddest face and goes ‘so that means you’re homeless. So you have no food because you have no refrigerator.’

She gave him a few dollars out of her purse and her drink and said, ‘Please go eat. It would make me happy. I like McDonald’s you should go there.’

I could tell she made his day. On top of that 2 more people came up and gave money as well. We had a small conversation and he explained his trailer burnt down and he lost everything including his wife. I felt for him. It just warms my heart.

A 6 year old leading by example this morning. AWESOME! Kids see no color and that’s exactly how it should be. It’s not just a statement saying that the children are our future, it’s a FACT. That gives me a little more hope for the world.”

Not only did Lewis’ daughter decide to brighten the man’s day, but she started a chain reaction of kindness. Does it get any more beautiful than this?

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