Even the richest person in the world cannot help EVERYONE, but we can all do our part by helping someone in need. It is not difficult to find someone who could use a helping hand in his hour of hardship or pain. There are many to whom society has not been entirely kind.
Although some people feel that those begging for help by holding out a cup as they approach strangers on the sidewalk of busy streets do not deserve money, there has to be a good reason they are there. Many are mentally ill or physically handicapped. Surely they would not be beggars on the street if things were going well for them. While it may be true that there are some scammers among them, most of these people are truly in need. It is an easy matter to give them a little cash or food.
Since we were attending a film showing in the city one night, we decided to eat first at an Italian restaurant. We had some leftovers, which we asked to have boxed up. We had intended to try to find a homeless person who might need food. Although we forgot to ask for a plastic fork, the waitress asked if we wanted utensils to which we replied yes. We went to the place where the movie was held, but we did not see any homeless persons so we took the bag of food with us. When we were walking to our car about 9 pm, we noticed that there was a man lying on the hard cement of the sidewalk next to a building. He was in bed for the night, but he was awake. My husband asked if he would like some food for which he seemed quite grateful. We also gave him some cash. He immediately ate the food, and he must have been going to bed hungry. It was a small gesture, but it was a way to help someone in need.
During World War II when Japanese Americans and immigrants from Japan who were living on the West Coast of the United States were incarcerated in camps, they experienced much discrimination and hatred against them. They found few friends as they were forced to leave their homes. After the war was over and those who could do so returned to their former places of residence, most found that there was nothing left of their property and belongings. However, there were some few who were fortunate enough that someone had helped them in their need. Some kind neighbors cared for the homes and possessions of those few lucky Japanese Americans.