Couple's kind act for homeless man in tent warms internet hearts
Published 28/11/2016 | 18:28
A couple’s random act of kindness for a homeless man living in a tent has touched the hearts of thousands of Facebook users.
The popular Love What Matters Facebook page shared a submission by Brandi V which featured her boyfriend John’s letter to a man living in a “makeshift tent” in a field near their home.
“There is a homeless man who lives in a little makeshift tent at the very back of the field where we walk our dogs...,” she wrote.
“Tonight we were cleaning up our apartment and going through our belongings when my boyfriend suggested we give this neighbour of ours a winter care package complete with anything he could use or might need, like blankets and some canned, non-perishable food.”
They also packed another bag with a blanket, two pillows and a sweater for the man to help keep him warm.
She added: “After getting all these items packed up for him, John wanted to include a letter to give him a warm, friendly welcome to the neighbourhood - because although he isn't living in an apartment here, he is still our neighbour and a person; and it is our job as human beings to take care of each other.”
In a letter to the man, they wrote: “I know we haven’t met, but we’ve noticed you in the neighbourhood. It is getting colder outside so we brought you some stuff that we thought might help, and we just wanted to say welcome to the neighbourhood.”
The post has been shared and liked and shared by more than 50,000 Facebook users.