Today, while stopping at Walmart to get a few things, I saw something that weighed heavily on my heart.
There was a family of a mom, dad, and young child at the front of the parking lot with a sign that said “Please Help.” The mom was holding the kid, who looked no older than 4, and the kid was asleep. They had California plates on their minivan and it looked loaded down.
I checked with my wife for permission and got 20 in cash for them. I’m not rich, but I’m not busted broke either and I felt compelled to help.
I took it to them and said “It’s not much, but I have a kid and I’d do whatever I had to do to provide for her.” They kept saying “Good bless you.” over and over. I said “Don’t worry about it. Good luck with whatever journey you’re on.” and walked away.
I couldn’t NOT help them. I know there’s a chance they were scamming, but I still helped. I took action. I hope they end up ok.