A man, probably deaf since birth, poorly clothed, walked into Dunkin' Donuts and handed out the cards for sign language. Looking for some spare change, everyone ignored him. He could not hear, and his voice was clearly too loud for the acoustics in the tight space near the coffee pickup table, as he try to articulate some words, but could not. I called him over and asked him if he could read lips. He could not.
I handed him 75 cents for which he was eternally grateful. He gave me a huge loud thanks in his muffled guttural tone, and another thumbs up as he exited. Everyone stopped to stare at our interactions. They also all turned their gaze back to their food, and iphones.
He stopped traffic on the way across the street, heading south on Main St. USA, off to the next fast food joint I suppose.
Remember: Matthew 25:35 - 41 - For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You drink? ‘And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? ‘And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
Pay it forward.