Kindness Stopped This Homeless Man From Committing Suicide

Today I went to Dunkin (Donuts) and saw a clearly homeless guy singing on the side of the road and picking up change.

Eventually I saw him stroll into Dunkin, as he was counting his change to buy something I began to get super annoying and talk to him over and over again even when he didn’t really want to talk.

Since he had maybe $1 in change I bought him a coffee and bagel and asked him to sit down with me.

He told me a lot about how people are usually very mean to him because he’s homeless, how drugs turned him into the person he hated, he lost his mom to cancer, he never knew his dad and he just wants to be someone his mom would be proud of (along with another hours worth of conversation.)

This lovely man’s name was Chris and Chris was one of the most honest & sincere people I’ve ever met. After realizing I really need to get back to class, Chris asked me to wait so he can write something down for me. Handing me a crumpled up receipt he apologizes for having shaky hand writing, smiled and left.

I opened his note and this was it;

kindness prevents a suicide“I wanted to kill myself today. Because of u I now do not. Thank u, beautiful person.”

Have no doubt whatsoever, Kindness can change everything

Source: Casey Fischer.


  1. Reblogged this on Bazar Andares and commented:

    Hoje eu fui numa loja de donuts e vi um mendigo do lado da rua, contando suas moedas. Ele entrou na loja, ainda contando seu dinheiro, e eu comecei a falar com ele, mesmo ele não querendo conversar comigo. Como ele tinha cerca de apenas um dólar, comprei para ele um café e um pão e convidei-o para sentar comigo.
    Ele me contou como as pessoas normalmente o tratam mal por ele ser um mendigo, como as drogas o tornaram uma pessoa a qual ele odeia, que perdeu sua mãe para o câncer e que nunca conheceu seu pai, e queria ser uma pessoa de qual sua mãe ficaria orgulhosa dele – depois de algumas horas de conversa.
    Esse amável homem chamava Chris e ele é uma das pessoas mais honestas e sinceras que já conheci. Quando me dei conta que precisava voltar para a aula, Chris me pediu para esperar um pouco para que ele pudesse me escrever uma coisa. Ele me deu um papel amassado e pediu desculpa pela letra tremida, sorriu, foi embora e me entregou isso.
    “Eu queria me matar hoje, por causa de você eu não quero mais. Obrigado”

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  2. Reblogged this on A Dose of Inspiration and commented:

    So beautiful! I have a similar experience and this reminds me of it! Except I am the one a homeless person inspired to live. I was a college girl and contemplating killing myself. I was walking up a street near campus, heavy with severe depression for no specific reason. I felt like everything and nothing was wrong all at once. I had a certain way I was planning to go soon. I saw a homeless man who made eye contact with me and smiled at me. I couldn’t help but smile when he said “Smile little lady, it gets better!” He had no idea what was going on with me but sensed I needed some cheering up. He really changed my mind that day and even today I carry his words everywhere and learned that not only does it get better, one simple, seemingly small act of love can turn someone’s life around or save someone’s life. Years later and his smile and act of love still inspire me. ❤ ❤ <333 Never underestimate the power of love & compassion and how it can help someone dramatically, even a stranger. ❤ 😀 I am so thankful for the lives of the two people mentioned here in this post and the man who loved me all those years ago. I hope the man who is homeless, mentioned in this post, will keep choosing life again & again and go on to show love & compassion to others. I think that would make a mom proud even more than any job or money can ever. ❤ We can all be someone’s Earth angel each day. There’s always an opportunity to help someone, human, animal, insect…anyone. ❤


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