It was a regular day. It rained a little so Casey Fisher went into a fast-food restaurant to get herself a cup of coffee in order to warm up a little. The little woman looked out the window and was lost in her own thoughts when she noticed a homeless man collecting change from the ground. Soon the man walked into the restaurant wearing his old and not-so-clean clothes.
He entered the restaurant slowly and stood by the door counting the change that he managed to collect that morning. The customers quickly noticed the man and began whispering among themselves and pointing at him. Casey too looked at the man, but she did so without contempt but simply studied his facial features.
Casey thought that the man’s eyes were full of sadness and sorrow. Casey quickly realized that the man likely did not have enough money to buy himself food, so she called him over.
The young woman not only asked about the man’s well-being but also offered him a sandwich and a coffee. The man was surprised and took a step back from Casey.
I’m sure that people do not start conversations with him often. Since he was hungry, he took up Casey on her offer. If it wasn’t for her, he would have likely left the restaurant hungry.
After the man received his order, Casey spoke to him again and offered for him to join her since she was alone at the table anyway. Of course, the request surprised the homeless man. Most often, people tried to avoid him, but in this case, he was offered food and even a place to sit. The man thought for a second but joined Casey. In the end, he behaved timidly because he did not know what to expect.
But the young woman reassured him that everything was fine and that he had nothing to fear. She wanted to treat him to some food and to speak with him a little.
On top of all this, he was also upset by the fact that his loyal friend, a dog named Joe, died a few days prior. He was the one who always supported Chris and provided him with the company during the long and cold evenings on the street. Throughout his entire life on the Street, Chris hoped to return to Normative life and become the person his mom would be proud of.
She wanted to be sympathetic to Chris’s story but not to offend him with her pity. Kris talked and talked. On that day, he poured out his entire soul. Casey and Chris talked for about an hour. The conversation could have lasted even longer, But Casey had to go.
Cassie recalls that when she got up to leave, Chris asked her to wait a little bit. He went to the counter, Asked for a pen and paper, and wrote something down. Afterward, he approached Casey and handed her the note. After giving her the note, Chris thanked the young woman for the food and apologized for taking up a lot of her time. At that point, their fateful meeting ended.
After leaving the restaurant, Casey took out the note to see what was written. When she unfolded the piece of paper, she could not believe what was inside. The note from the homeless man read I wanted to kill myself today, but because of you, I now do not. Thank you, beautiful person. Cassie could not control her emotions and tears rolled down her eyes.