A lunch break for two women took the most spectacular of turns.
Elizabeth McClain was out for lunch with her friend Patti when they witnessed a scene they would never forget.
They saw a homeless man sitting at the side of the street with his backpack. They felt sorry for him because he looked hungry.
But before they knew it, a police car had stopped and an officer approached the man. The two girlfriends could only watch before they realized what was happening.
It all happened in Jackson, Tennessee. According to Elizabeth’s Facebook post she was on a lunch break with her friend Patti Crowe Walker when they saw the homeless man sitting at the side of the street.
“Imagine this you are sitting on the side of the road and for whatever reason everything you own can fit in a backpack. It’s 42 degrees outside you’re lonely and hungry. You put your head down to try and forget the scream of hunger echoing in your mind.It was then that the man heard how the police car slowly stopped at his side,” she wrote.
Then a police officer stops and her mind goes to wondering if he’s stopping because the man has done something wrong.
She imagines how worried the homeless man must have felt adding, “Your mind flutters thinking of everything you might be doing wrong.”
But then the police officer pulls out lunch for the man.
‘We’re all just human’
“This is the side of law enforcement no one sees. Social media shows the tragedy and hides the testimony,” she added.
“Among all of the troubles in today’s world we all too often forget one important thing: that we are all just human.”
It’s stories like this that give me so much hope for humanity and our future!
Imagine this you are sitting on the side of the road and for whatever reason everything you own can fit in a backpack….
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