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Good Samaritan bus driver gives the shoes off of his feet, to a barefoot homeless man.

 
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In a world full of stresses, this really is a feel good story!

Kris, a city transit bus driver, saw a homeless man walking barefoot one day, the next day, it was cold and Kris saw the homeless man again walking on the sidewalk barefoot.
Kris pulled his bus over, got out, and gave the homeless man the shoes off of his own feet, then walked back to the bus on sock feet, got into the drivers seat and continued his route.

Never did Kris think another thing about his act of kindness, but one of his passengers told people about it and Kris’s act of kindness was soon on a local station and spread like wild fire.

Truly a wonderful story

The full story is here: [link to winnipeg.ctvnews.ca]
 Quoting: my2centsworth


If he could donate his suit and shaving cream and tonnes of axe to hide his aroma eau naturel, then homeless man can allly for a job.

Heck he could even give him a ride if he pulls the windows down and opens all doors.
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Yea we live in America not mexico.

Good luck trying to find a job in America without a phone and an address. Not to mention an unadressed mental illness.

Most homeless Americans from before the recession have mental illnesses. Part of what happened after de-institutionalization.

Big word for ya huh little mexico. Just kidding. tounge
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Love this story - a lot. This is what it's all about!
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Isn't it illegal to drive with no shoes in Canada?
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It WAS THE CHRISTIAN THING TO DO !

Too bad there are so few who practice their 'beleifs'.
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You can blame the churches which left God's word for songs and feel good verses.

It's what is called apostolic christianity.

If todays churches (most of them) actually preached the Word unapologetically they would lose their members, close up shop, and you wouldn't see all these 'Christians' ranting their 'beliefs' and then not following their own advice.

Don't blame Jesus.
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Call me cynical, but nice shoes until he passes out under a bridge again and gets them stolen. Nice gesture, but will it help? Maybe so, maybe so.
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Yes, because he knew that someone cared.
 Quoting: Nine's


Ahhhhh! What a perfect thought.

:revolving:
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You're so sweet. Thank you. hf
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Isn't it illegal to drive with no shoes in Canada?
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LOL! I said the same thing to my hubby, who is a truck driver, and he said it's illegal to drive barefoot.. the driver still had his socks on.
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Call me cynical, but nice shoes until he passes out under a bridge again and gets them stolen. Nice gesture, but will it help? Maybe so, maybe so.
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Yes, because he knew that someone cared.
 Quoting: Nine's


Ahhhhh! What a perfect thought.

:revolving:
 Quoting: Sloane


I agree Sloan.. just knowing someone cares is often enough to make a person happy... at least for a while.. then if others show some empathy and do something nice, pretty soon this homeless person will begin to feel good about himself and maybe make some changes in his lifestyle.
Nine knows that many small positive actions will generate positive results.

you guys are great by the way... thanks for contributing to this thread in such a wonderful way.
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Really? this is the only response... This was such a selfless act on Kris's part.

Has society gotten so worn down by all the world stresses, that we can no longer see the good in people?
 Quoting: my2centsworth


Hey when's the last time you chubby cheeked angels helped someone back on their feet and not just gave them your hand-me-downs? When's the last time you bought a bagel and a coffee from starbucks (and included the cheese and marmalade - and the knife buster) and which of you do thos selfless act regularly to embetter the life and enrich the faith of humanity for a down and out?

How many of those in his town, his bus? his family? No? Then

stfu

A feeble gesture in an ever increasing world of need
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"Chubby cheeked angels" Ha! That was not a "feeble gesture" on the part of the bus driver - I'm thinking he doesn't make too much money and it was a wonderful thing to do! You have no idea what good deeds people here on this thread do - perhaps just don't need to tell you about it. Hope you are doing YOUR best to make life easier for those less fortunate.

Great post OP! Loved it.

:SharedLove:
 Quoting: Sloane


You can try to blind me with your chubby cheek moves and use a sparkly pretty vivid color gif but that trickery wont work on me, and incant afford to help others as i am in fact short of a few gabazillion dollars myself and anything i do have i need to support my many vices and shopping urges.

But this isnt about moi it is about the fake love being shown for a guy who coulda brought a pair of old shoes from home the next day but had to play the narcissistic sympathy seeker not too dissimilar to you and sk desperate are we for credit we even imagine it could be our own kin only to realise that the suga dont spread that far and wide and we are all really nothing more than selfish piggies though we pretend it isnt true and we arent really the hogs we are, chosing instead to blame Obama (for 2012 and beyond) goverment or those NWO WON OWN NOW types...
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lol

You're a dick.
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you guys are great by the way... thanks for contributing to this thread in such a wonderful way.
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Would be willing to bet many of us agree that the thanks goes to you for sharing this wonderful story of kindness and compassion. hf
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Thanks, OP! It's nice to have faith in humanity restored in these crazy times! What a wonderful thing that bus driver did!

Reminds me of my dad who was always bringing homeless home for dinner and asking the cook to cook them big meals. And he would also give them cash. Some of them scared mom but she'd go along with it. It used to upset grandma, though, who was over-protective of us kids and she'd sit at table across from them holding up a large kitchen knife staring at them and dad would get so mad at her. I don't know - maybe she knew about "zombies" even then! I laugh about all the crazy memories but was so proud of him.

He had his own business and was well off and just liked sharing his good fortune. He was a 32nd degree mason (yea, I know) and had many well-known, influential friends but he was just as much at ease with the "bums" he'd bring home as he was with his high-up business friends. He also gave a lot to charities. He loved people and always identified with the under-dog. I have so many heart-warming memories of him - my hero.

After I got married and moved my parents retired & came to live with us in the mountains until they could get their own place there. We didn't have any homeless around like in the city at that time so he projected his charity onto the animals. We went to visit them at their place one day and he was stuffing food down the gopher holes! My husband just looked at me with a look on his face that said, "Time to have him committed yet?"

Best thing is I think my kids picked up his penchant for the underdog. At Christmas they did extra jobs to have money to buy presents for family & friends. After we shopped for presents I gave them each $10.00 to just spend on themselves because they had worked so hard to buy gifts for everyone else. They were really excited about it.

As we turned into a shopping center's parking lot we saw a man, woman, little girl & dog with a sign standing by an old car and all were very,very thin - especially the parents. They weren't locals but passing through and sign had said "gas & food money". Everybody seemed to be ignoring them because it hasn't been common around here until lately but happening more & more now. Both my kids went up to them and gave them their money before I could even pull my wallet out! It touched other people when they saw what my kids did and they started coming up and doing the same. I was so proud of them - grandpa's little angels!

Were they scammers like some friends have said? I don't know for sure but don't think so - so very skinny. My kids chose to take that chance. I think what matters is what is in the giver's heart and not the intent of the receiver!

Even if you may be scammed half the time the other half makes it worth it to share when you are able to. And if you can't afford to give monetary things then sometimes just a little acknowledgement, friendliness and kind word can make someone's day also! You just never know when it may be your turn to walk in their shoes.
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In a world full of stresses, this really is a feel good story!

Kris, a city transit bus driver, saw a homeless man walking barefoot one day, the next day, it was cold and Kris saw the homeless man again walking on the sidewalk barefoot.
Kris pulled his bus over, got out, and gave the homeless man the shoes off of his own feet, then walked back to the bus on sock feet, got into the drivers seat and continued his route.

Never did Kris think another thing about his act of kindness, but one of his passengers told people about it and Kris’s act of kindness was soon on a local station and spread like wild fire.

Truly a wonderful story

The full story is here: [link to winnipeg.ctvnews.ca]
 Quoting: my2centsworth


If he could donate his suit and shaving cream and tonnes of axe to hide his aroma eau naturel, then homeless man can allly for a job.

Heck he could even give him a ride if he pulls the windows down and opens all doors.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23673522


Call me cynical, but nice shoes until he passes out under a bridge again and gets them stolen. Nice gesture, but will it help? Maybe so, maybe so.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10856022


And you also have to consider if he is one of those "barefooters" who think shoes are barbaric and prevent you from "grounding". Reality is stranger than fiction.
Worry is a misuse of the imagination.
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you guys are great by the way... thanks for contributing to this thread in such a wonderful way.
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Would be willing to bet many of us agree that the thanks goes to you for sharing this wonderful story of kindness and compassion. hf
 Quoting: Nine's


Thanks, OP! It's nice to have faith in humanity restored in these crazy times! What a wonderful thing that bus driver did!

Reminds me of my dad who was always bringing homeless home for dinner and asking the cook to cook them big meals. And he would also give them cash. Some of them scared mom but she'd go along with it. It used to upset grandma, though, who was over-protective of us kids and she'd sit at table across from them holding up a large kitchen knife staring at them and dad would get so mad at her. I don't know - maybe she knew about "zombies" even then! I laugh about all the crazy memories but was so proud of him.

He had his own business and was well off and just liked sharing his good fortune. He was a 32nd degree mason (yea, I know) and had many well-known, influential friends but he was just as much at ease with the "bums" he'd bring home as he was with his high-up business friends. He also gave a lot to charities. He loved people and always identified with the under-dog. I have so many heart-warming memories of him - my hero.

After I got married and moved my parents retired & came to live with us in the mountains until they could get their own place there. We didn't have any homeless around like in the city at that time so he projected his charity onto the animals. We went to visit them at their place one day and he was stuffing food down the gopher holes! My husband just looked at me with a look on his face that said, "Time to have him committed yet?"

Best thing is I think my kids picked up his penchant for the underdog. At Christmas they did extra jobs to have money to buy presents for family & friends. After we shopped for presents I gave them each $10.00 to just spend on themselves because they had worked so hard to buy gifts for everyone else. They were really excited about it.

As we turned into a shopping center's parking lot we saw a man, woman, little girl & dog with a sign standing by an old car and all were very,very thin - especially the parents. They weren't locals but passing through and sign had said "gas & food money". Everybody seemed to be ignoring them because it hasn't been common around here until lately but happening more & more now. Both my kids went up to them and gave them their money before I could even pull my wallet out! It touched other people when they saw what my kids did and they started coming up and doing the same. I was so proud of them - grandpa's little angels!

Were they scammers like some friends have said? I don't know for sure but don't think so - so very skinny. My kids chose to take that chance. I think what matters is what is in the giver's heart and not the intent of the receiver!

Even if you may be scammed half the time the other half makes it worth it to share when you are able to. And if you can't afford to give monetary things then sometimes just a little acknowledgement, friendliness and kind word can make someone's day also! You just never know when it may be your turn to walk in their shoes.
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Thanks Nines...that is really nice of you to say, but without everyones wonderful contributions to the thread, it would have died .. There are many on this site are truely wonderful people... there are always a few it seems that are negative ninnies..but hey? AC's story above is another heart warmer and another wonderful example of the good people who are GLP'rs...

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Thanks, OP! It's nice to have faith in humanity restored in these crazy times! What a wonderful thing that bus driver did!

Reminds me of my dad who was always bringing homeless home for dinner and asking the cook to cook them big meals. And he would also give them cash. Some of them scared mom but she'd go along with it. It used to upset grandma, though, who was over-protective of us kids and she'd sit at table across from them holding up a large kitchen knife staring at them and dad would get so mad at her. I don't know - maybe she knew about "zombies" even then! I laugh about all the crazy memories but was so proud of him.

He had his own business and was well off and just liked sharing his good fortune. He was a 32nd degree mason (yea, I know) and had many well-known, influential friends but he was just as much at ease with the "bums" he'd bring home as he was with his high-up business friends. He also gave a lot to charities. He loved people and always identified with the under-dog. I have so many heart-warming memories of him - my hero.

After I got married and moved my parents retired & came to live with us in the mountains until they could get their own place there. We didn't have any homeless around like in the city at that time so he projected his charity onto the animals. We went to visit them at their place one day and he was stuffing food down the gopher holes! My husband just looked at me with a look on his face that said, "Time to have him committed yet?"

Best thing is I think my kids picked up his penchant for the underdog. At Christmas they did extra jobs to have money to buy presents for family & friends. After we shopped for presents I gave them each $10.00 to just spend on themselves because they had worked so hard to buy gifts for everyone else. They were really excited about it.

As we turned into a shopping center's parking lot we saw a man, woman, little girl & dog with a sign standing by an old car and all were very,very thin - especially the parents. They weren't locals but passing through and sign had said "gas & food money". Everybody seemed to be ignoring them because it hasn't been common around here until lately but happening more & more now. Both my kids went up to them and gave them their money before I could even pull my wallet out! It touched other people when they saw what my kids did and they started coming up and doing the same. I was so proud of them - grandpa's little angels!

Were they scammers like some friends have said? I don't know for sure but don't think so - so very skinny. My kids chose to take that chance. I think what matters is what is in the giver's heart and not the intent of the receiver!

Even if you may be scammed half the time the other half makes it worth it to share when you are able to. And if you can't afford to give monetary things then sometimes just a little acknowledgement, friend insteadiness and kind word can make someone's day also! You just never know when it may be your turn to walk in their shoes.
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What a blessing to realize you managed to teach compassion to two young souls instead of the detached state of so many we see these days.
Worry is a misuse of the imagination.
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I love you
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AWWWW!! Just look at that! How adorable!
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Thanks, OP! It's nice to have faith in humanity restored in these crazy times! What a wonderful thing that bus driver did!

Reminds me of my dad who was always bringing homeless home for dinner and asking the cook to cook them big meals. And he would also give them cash. Some of them scared mom but she'd go along with it. It used to upset grandma, though, who was over-protective of us kids and she'd sit at table across from them holding up a large kitchen knife staring at them and dad would get so mad at her. I don't know - maybe she knew about "zombies" even then! I laugh about all the crazy memories but was so proud of him.

He had his own business and was well off and just liked sharing his good fortune. He was a 32nd degree mason (yea, I know) and had many well-known, influential friends but he was just as much at ease with the "bums" he'd bring home as he was with his high-up business friends. He also gave a lot to charities. He loved people and always identified with the under-dog. I have so many heart-warming memories of him - my hero.

After I got married and moved my parents retired & came to live with us in the mountains until they could get their own place there. We didn't have any homeless around like in the city at that time so he projected his charity onto the animals. We went to visit them at their place one day and he was stuffing food down the gopher holes! My husband just looked at me with a look on his face that said, "Time to have him committed yet?"

Best thing is I think my kids picked up his penchant for the underdog. At Christmas they did extra jobs to have money to buy presents for family & friends. After we shopped for presents I gave them each $10.00 to just spend on themselves because they had worked so hard to buy gifts for everyone else. They were really excited about it.

As we turned into a shopping center's parking lot we saw a man, woman, little girl & dog with a sign standing by an old car and all were very,very thin - especially the parents. They weren't locals but passing through and sign had said "gas & food money". Everybody seemed to be ignoring them because it hasn't been common around here until lately but happening more & more now. Both my kids went up to them and gave them their money before I could even pull my wallet out! It touched other people when they saw what my kids did and they started coming up and doing the same. I was so proud of them - grandpa's little angels!

Were they scammers like some friends have said? I don't know for sure but don't think so - so very skinny. My kids chose to take that chance. I think what matters is what is in the giver's heart and not the intent of the receiver!

Even if you may be scammed half the time the other half makes it worth it to share when you are able to. And if you can't afford to give monetary things then sometimes just a little acknowledgement, friend insteadiness and kind word can make someone's day also! You just never know when it may be your turn to walk in their shoes.
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What a blessing to realize you managed to teach compassion to two young souls instead of the detached state of so many we see these days.
 Quoting: Kirk

For sure.
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I've got to call it a night, 5:30am comes way too early. I'll check in tomorrow again.

Thanks everyone, I really enjoyed this thread and all the wonderful contributions you've made.

In the mean time I'm sending you a bear hug.

need a shoulder

By the way, if you like the smilies I've used, feel free to download them to use. I'm happy to share them.
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What a blessing to realize you managed to teach compassion to two young souls instead of the detached state of so many we see these days.
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Thank-you, Kirk. I try. But I really think my dad, their grandfather, was the greatest teacher of all for them in that way and my mom in other ways just as they had been for me.

The strangest part was after the kids gave their money away they walked back to our car thinking they wouldn't get their own treats. I told them to come shop for their treats but neither one wanted to. On the way home I asked them why because I was willing to give them each another ten. My son said, "Naw, I have enough at home to keep me happy." I think the experience was an eye-opener for them and made them realize how lucky they were compared to some.

My son's words were a lesson for me also. My kids are a blessing! But I just hope that life's hard knocks doesn't change their soft hearts. I worry about what the future holds for them in such a hard, degenerate world that we live in nowadays.
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Really ashamed there's not more people of this moral stature in the international community.
Feed the hungry, visit the sick, free a captive if he be unjustly confined(kidnapped/enslaved by someone). Assist any person oppressed, whether they're of the Muslim or non-Muslim. - Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam)
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I've got to call it a night, 5:30am comes way too early. I'll check in tomorrow again.

Thanks everyone, I really enjoyed this thread and all the wonderful contributions you've made.

In the mean time I'm sending you a bear hug.

:need a shoulder:

By the way, if you like the smilies I've used, feel free to download them to use. I'm happy to share them.
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And a big bear hug back to you, OP. Thanks again for this wonderful thread tonight. It makes me happy to know there's so many good people on this forum like you, Nines, Kirk and the others.

It's so easy to get jaded around here & feels so good to have my heart strings tugged at! It's always nice to hear about stories such as the bus driver to bring us back around to what it is all about!

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We are to go and do likewise.


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hf
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Geez, quit with the drama................ yes someone did a good deed! Shocking............. the fact that it is not for personal gain is so hard to swallow that some have to try and come up with trash.

Can we all just let a good deed speak for itself and quit trying to read shit into it or gain from it and leave a person who chose to give to himself.

As a society we are so screwed up when it comes to values.
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My daughter gave a the coat off her back to a homeless man. It's acts like these that reminds that not all of humanity is lost.hf
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Random acts of kindness.

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