While I was heading to school, there was this lady who hopped in the train. She was a beggar--not much as a surprise for anyone taking mass transportation. But she was different.
She started her whole spiel with the usual: I need help, I don't have this or that, and so on. Yet, she included something so emotionally potent that I was compelled to do something.
You see, she was raped, pregnant, and beaten up; she is in serious need, but she didn't stay helpless. She resolutely plans to go to a safe place (some place that provides homes to pregnant and homeless teens).
What astounded me from her is that she specifically wanted people to give her food, bus tokens and prayers. Many beggars or "beggars" directly ask for money, and they tend to shy away from receiving food or other non monetary contributions. But this woman gladly accepted my cookies (my snack!) because knowing that she can nourish herself--and her child--is far more important than anything.
I do wish her all the best.
Anyway, before I leave you guys teary eyed, here's a very sexy (not raunchy) music video from the talented-and-good-looking duo Chromeo. Enjoy!