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Oct 30, 2006

 Breakfast at McDonald's .

Please, look beyond the Golden Arches, and the fact that the story takes place in McDonald's.  I happen to like McDonald's.  If this upsets you and you can't get passed the Golden Arches, and get to the heart of this story, know that I am praying for you!  I've edited this today, EASTER SUNDAY, 2007.  




       Please read until the end.

This is a good story that was sent to me by a good friend, please read it all the way through until the end!
Please know that I am NOT the author of this story, just sharing the goodness and the message. 
(After the story, there are some very interesting facts!):


I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my college degree.

The last class I had to take was Sociology.

The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with.

Her last project of the term was called "Smile."

The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document their reactions.

I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone and say hello anyway, so, I thought this would be a piece of cake, literally.

Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I went out to McDonald's one crisp March morning.

It was just our way of sharing special playtime with our son.

We were standing in line, waiting to be served, when all of a sudden
everyone around us began to back away, and then even my husband did.

I did not move an inch... an overwhelming feeling of panic welled up inside
of me as I turned to see why they had moved.


As I turned around I smelled a horrible "dirty body" smell, and there
standing behind me were two poor homeless men.

As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to me, he was "smiling".

His beautiful sky blue eyes were full of God's Light as he searched for acceptance.

He said, "Good day" as he counted the few coins he had been clutching.

The second man fumbled with his hands as he stood behind his friend. I realized the second man was mentally challenged and the blue-eyed gentleman was his salvation.

I held my tears as I stood there with them.

The young lady at the counter asked him what they wanted.

He said, "Coffee is all Miss" because that was all they could afford.
(If they wanted to sit in the restaurant and warm up, they had to buy something. He just wanted to be warm).

Then I really felt it - the compulsion was so great I almost reached out and embraced the little man with the blue eyes.

That is when I noticed all eyes in the restaurant were set on me, judging
my every action.

I smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter to give me two more
breakfast meals on a separate tray.

I then walked around the corner to the table that the men had chosen as a resting spot. I put the tray on the table and laid my hand on the blue-eyed gentleman's cold hand.

He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and said, "Thank you."

I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, "I did not do this for you. God is here working through me to give you hope."

I started to cry as I walked away to join my husband and son. When I sat down my husband smiled at me and said, "That is why God gave you to me, Honey, to give me hope."

We held hands for a moment and at that time, we knew that only because of
the Grace that we had been given were we able to give.

We are not church goers, but we are believers.

That day showed me the pure Light of God's sweet love.

I returned to college, on the last evening of class, with this story in hand .
I turned in "my project" and the instructor read it.

Then she looked up at me and said, "Can I share this?"

I slowly nodded as she got the attention of the class.

She began to read and that is when I knew that we as human beings and being
part of God share this need to heal people and to be healed.

In my own way I had touched the people at McDonald's, my husband, son,
instructor, and every soul that shared the classroom on the last night I spent as a college student.

I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would ever learn:
UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE.

Much love and compassion is sent to each and every person who may read this
and learn how to



             LOVE PEOPLE AND USE THINGS -  NOT LOVE THINGS AND USE PEOPLE.

If you think this story has touched you in any way, please send to others.

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There is an Angel sent to watch over you.
In order for her to work, you must pass this on to the people you want
watched over.

An Angel wrote:
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will
leave footprints in your heart.

To handle yourself, use your head.

To handle others, use your heart.

Keep this going

GOD BLESS ~
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Posted: Monday October 30, 2006, 3:43 am
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Lyn Z. (293)
Monday October 30, 2006, 5:13 am
Thank you!
You carry that light to shine so others may see their own light.
Keep Smiling!
Hugs and Peace
LynZ

Past Member (0)
Monday October 30, 2006, 7:23 pm
That is the most heart-warming thing I've read in a very long time. Something similar occured with us,but not as fortunate as the people you helped.The one we saw was sitting near the entrance of a dilapidated theater on a raining day.He had in front of him a cardboard paper and was sitting there,and he had money around him,we added a couple to it,and in to his hands. His face however was almost..as if he didn't know what was happening. I wish we could all help more people like that. We all want love,friends,and family. Thank you.

colleen o. (200)
Friday November 3, 2006, 10:58 am
DO YOU MEAN THE MCDONALDS THAT SERVES DOWNERS ON THE PLATTER? A DOWNER IS A DYING COW THAT IS TURNED INTO HAMBURGER OR INJURED IN TRANSIT. DO YOU KNOW THAT 50,000 CHICKENS A WEEK DIE IN CANADA IN TRANSPORTATION. MCDONALDS YOU SAY. YOU HAVE A CHOICE IN LIFE TO EAT AT A REPUTABLE RESTAURANT, YOU CHOSE NOT TO. THE POOR PEOPLE HAD NO CHOICE. PERSONALLY, I HOPE THEY ARE A CONSTANT AT MCDONALDS, JUST LIKE PETA, I PURCHASE FUR COATS FOR HOOKERS WHEN THE PRICE IS RIGHT. IT IS A CHANGING WORLD. BY THE WAY, I THINK BEGGARS ON THE STREET GENERAL MAKE ABOUT 80 DOLLARS PER DAY.

Patti Miller (66)
Saturday November 4, 2006, 6:29 am
I WOULD LIKE TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT THIS STORY WAS FORWARDED TO ME FROM A FRIEND. I DID NOT MEAN TO MAKE ANYONE THINK THAT "I" WROTE THIS STORY. I JUST THOUHT IT WAS HEART WARMING AND WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH EVERYONE. ALTHO, I HAVE DONE SOMETHING LIKE THIS, THIS IS NOT MY STORY. SO I CAN NOT TAKE THE CREDIT FOR THIS ONE. BUT, IF I SHOULD COME ACROSS A SITUATION LIKE THIS, ANYWHERE, I WILL BE HAPPY TO BUY A MEAL FOR ANYONE WHO LOOKS LIKE THEY NEED ONE AND CAN NOT AFFORD TO BUY IT! SORRY IF I MISLED ANY OF YOU!
SINCERELY ~ PATTI

debbie p. (1)
Saturday November 4, 2006, 6:03 pm
IF ONLY EVERYONE TOOK THE SMILE APPROACH TO LIFE IT WOULD BE A MUCH BETTER PLACE TO LIVE. THANKS FOR THE SHARE AND FOR THE GREAT ATTITUDE.
MANY BLESSINGS DEB+

Vicki Murray (119)
Monday November 6, 2006, 7:23 am
It scares me that families gather around tables in McDonalds to celebrate their love ...and they don't understand that by not supporting such fast-food chains they would be helping far more people & animals. Ignorance.

Katherine S. (162)
Monday November 6, 2006, 4:55 pm
This is a wonderful story of compassion. It's too bad everyone can't see that.

Vicki Murray (119)
Tuesday November 7, 2006, 1:18 pm
Compassion should be towards everyone..Not only humans.

Sara B. (18)
Tuesday November 7, 2006, 8:46 pm
This is a story about not judging. The woman in the story suspended judgement to reach out and TOUCH the homeless men and treat them like human beings. It's a shame others are being SO JUDGEMENTAL about this kind act!

Sherri C. (14)
Wednesday November 8, 2006, 2:37 pm
This is the most beautiful, most compassionate thing I have read on Care2! I am still crying, I am so touched, and you bet I will send to everyone I know, thank you Patti Miller, you are beautiful! Love and hugs, Sherri C

Sherri Vollmer (24)
Thursday November 9, 2006, 8:57 pm
Patti, There is no need to apologize for printing a story, that obviously, wasn't you. Even if it was, why would anyone judge you? People come on, this is CARE2, remember? Why are you here if you have no compassion for others, wether it be humans or animals? I hate to say this, but regardless of who it is, there will always be some "McDonalds, or other fast food restaurant, serving up cows, chickens or whatever else they have. For you to get angry with a person who shared a story is really sad. I frown upon you who should know better. I will end here, as I don't want to get caught up in the mayhem. I am one who loves to get along, so why don't you all do the same?

Nilda Esteban (9)
Sunday November 12, 2006, 2:40 pm
Patti,
I have to agree with you that God is everywhere and we are their tools. I believe that spiritual persons and well intentioned human beings were selected by him. We do not need to go to church to feel his influence, because he is in the air and in our heart. Your friendly smile and that warm breakfast just prove it.
Patti, I work with kids with learning disabilities and I believe in the power of a smile, because my smiles shows acceptance and desires to help, not sorry. People show suffer do not need our sorry they need our comprehension and a pinch of faith.
Your story touched my spirit until tears.
You, me and many others were lucky because we discovered our mission in life.
Thanks for shearing your experience with us.
Love,
Nilda

Izzuddin Jalil (0)
Tuesday November 21, 2006, 3:42 am
Touched by an angel.

Sometimes we touched someone without us realizing it and our touch heal their wound.

Ruth p. (6)
Tuesday November 21, 2006, 7:21 pm
How beautiful.... thanks for sharing.... and keep on shining your bright light!!
Hugs & Blessings,
ruthc

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 26, 2006, 3:12 am
Thank you so much for sharing that! You're an inspiration to what we all should be like. Thanks! :)

Kazume A. (50)
Friday December 1, 2006, 12:59 am
I had a friend in college who touched my heart in a similar way. Though she had many an issue in her sorded background, she definitely had heart. Back when you could buy a dozen hamburgers from McDonald's for a few dollars, she often bought those dozen, ate two, then gladly passed the rest out to the homeless and hungry as she whistled or sang her joy of being able to share. What does it matter if it is hamburgers from McDonald's or vegeburgers from Morning Star Farms? Seems the Pharisees among us should recognize themselves in their responses. God/dess appreciates EVERY gift, every minor penny detail, that comes from the heart. And that makes it blessed, even if it is from McDonald's.

Kathy F. (5)
Saturday December 2, 2006, 10:18 am
What a wonderful story. Now if everyone could do something like that the world itself would be a better place. It dosent matter how we do it, it just doing it that matters. Thank you for sharing such a touching story.

Kathy F.

Julie Smart (0)
Saturday December 2, 2006, 2:01 pm
Don't go eat at mc Donald!you want to die at age 50 or what? Don't use the word "God bless" and MCDo in the same story!

Jill S. (34)
Monday December 4, 2006, 10:17 am
Wow. What a powerful story and message. It brought both tears and a smile to my face and heart. Thank you for sharing it with so many of us.

May we all remember to treat EVERYONE with unconditional acceptance and not be so quick to judge.

Pat Hawks (11)
Friday December 8, 2006, 10:08 am
thank u for this amazing story

Sharon B. (5)
Saturday December 16, 2006, 8:34 am
This is a beautifol story about careing and non/judgement, and compassion. One thing I feel compeled to say I keep hearing people talk of beleaving in God and knowing His preasence. But you say you don't go to church. Just as we need food to survive we also need food for the soal, try church and see if you don't get a overwhelming feeling of peace and understanding of faith.God is real and if you truely believe that, go here what He has to say to you.. You will be supprised and rewarded.

Ex Tempus (135)
Thursday December 21, 2006, 3:46 pm
THANK YOU FOR PASSING ON THAT WONDERFUL SORRY. IT MADE ME FEEL BETTER THAN I HAVE ALL DAY.

CYNDI PROCELL (1)
Friday December 22, 2006, 5:16 pm
SOME OF YOU NOT ALL I MUST ADD BUT SOME OF YOU DID NOT GET THE MEANING OF THE STORY AT ALL...ITS ABOUT ACCEPTANCE AND LOVING THY NEIGHBOR NO MATTER WHAT SHAPE FORM OR FASHION...NOT MC DONALDS!!!I TOO HOPE I COULD BE SUCH A GOOD EXAMPLE IF EVER PUT IN THE SAME SITUATION....FOR THOSE WHO DID NOT GET IT...PLEASE READ IT AGAIN AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL....

Rhonda B. (4)
Wednesday December 27, 2006, 9:41 am
Thank you for sharing this story Patti. It is a lesson of kindness, that is meaningful for people of ALL religions and beliefs.

Patrick Coxall (2)
Wednesday December 27, 2006, 10:57 pm
What a great story, just another about God's Love and it's power, thanks for passing it on to us Patti.
You see God even works in McDo!!! Not all bad!
Pat

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 30, 2006, 7:05 pm
this what everyone needs to do

Angela Z. (100)
Saturday January 6, 2007, 10:02 am
Patti,

Thank you for sharing this with me. It brought tears to my eyes. It was an inspiration that I will carry in my heart for quite some time.

It is sad that people that can't see the forest for the trees. What difference is it that McDonalds was stated in the story? Call it Tofu-On-A-Stick if you like. The story is the focal point!!!

Thanks again Patti. You made my day.

Virginia S. (0)
Monday January 8, 2007, 11:58 am
This is a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it. As a christian I believe that my baptism is my call to help others in need. Sometimes that need must come before my own.V.S.

Lawrence D'Alessio (0)
Saturday January 13, 2007, 6:39 am
I think the story in itself is wonderful and is what humans should be about. The religious part is fantasy. We should take credit for being a good hearted person, to share the love of life. Also for those who believe in god, he suppose to love all his creatures, so why would god blessed people support McDonalds and others like it knowing their cruelty towards animals? Thank you.

Jacqueline H. (1)
Monday January 15, 2007, 7:06 pm
God is so much more than AWESOME and He showed so much love through you "Unconditional Love" has to be in place before there could ever be unconditional acceptance ,which only can come from God , so you are sooooo very blessed because God chose you to love through :)
thank you for sharing your beautiful experience.
He has hearts,eyes ,mouths,ears,feet and hands to use only when were willing . Thank you for your willingness . Gods most wonderful blessing to you and your family .

Peace
Jacqueline

Kelly P. (0)
Tuesday January 16, 2007, 7:45 pm
In August 2007, I suddenly became what I never in my wildest dreams imagined I'd ever be. Homeless. Due to circumstances out of my control...and yes it happens, I was living in my car and eating twenty five cent peanut butter crackers. I had in my car, toiletries,an alarm clock, 5 days of clothing...3 of which were my uniforms for work, 2 small dogs and a caged cockatiel.I won't go into detail...it's not important as I am on my feet again and housed.I wanted to reply to your story as I know what those two men felt like...even if for a brief time. The fear of being out in the cold,hungry and vulnerable. Who knows when they had had a decent meal(even McDonalds is gormet if you're hungry) last. Bless you for your actions and bless you for something you may not even know you did. You set the perfect example for your son.

Donita Munoz (2)
Friday January 19, 2007, 9:21 am
We should all be that compassionate!

Bobbie W. (113)
Tuesday January 23, 2007, 7:22 pm
Wow! I can't believe people can take a beautifu; story about love, acceptance, and sompassion and make it about McDonald's! I barely noticed the McDonald's part of the story. Just the fact that soemone cared about those people is awesome!
And yes! God is everywhere!! Even at McDonalds!
Thank you, Patti. I like your style!

Bonnie Morgan (14)
Saturday January 27, 2007, 12:48 pm
this is a good story and when the attention is on the poor in other countries nothing is said about the poor here ..bravo ..but please dont eat meat or eggs from macdonalds ..if you go to peta.com you will see how this food is created and it will sicken you ...it will turn you into a vegatarian ....god bless ..Bonnie On Maui

Holly Troubetzkoy (167)
Thursday February 1, 2007, 4:17 am
Thank you. You reminded me of going into a restaurant with my love on a cold December evening passing through Philadelphia where we saw a shabby toothless man looking at the food but not getting into line in the cafateria. We offered him dinner when he indicated he had no money and he bought over cooked spaghetti and sat down with us to eat. He began telling a story about working as a forman the coming night on the front of a building across from where we were eating. He was going to supervise some construction and then buy his son a new multi speed bicycle. He was eating the terrible looking spaghetti because it was the only food he could chew. We listed and a while later went on our way. The next morning when we were walking out of town at 4 am we passed the building and who did we see supervising the work? Our diner companion. This taught me to believe whatever the evidence, that peopel can accomplish what they hope to achieve. Thank you for your loving meal. Holly T

Alf I. (246)
Thursday February 1, 2007, 5:17 pm
Would have been a great story if it hadn't taken place in a sick corporate junk food hell.

Diana Trimble (5)
Friday February 2, 2007, 8:56 am
I am surprised that so many commentators find this amazingly mind-blowing. Don't each of you do stuff like this whenever you have the chance? Haven't you ever given a beggar some food for God's sakes? I am also quite grossed out that people with a choice choose McDonald's, which is harmful to the planet, as a business to patronize and spend "quality time" with children. Yuck.

Kathleen C. (2)
Saturday February 3, 2007, 7:44 am
I loved your story and thank you for sharing. As also a mother of sons, all now grown, I was reminded of when my middle son was in 3rd grade and had to write a brief description of his mother for open house. After I read it, I was deeply affected by how much our children notice of us. He wrote: When asked for money by the guy on the street corner, she never counts it first. You also are teaching your son what it is to be human.

Irma Staer (0)
Sunday February 11, 2007, 2:11 am
It is a beautiful story. It is all about care for others. Thank you for your story. I am touched.

sandra c. (0)
Monday February 12, 2007, 1:09 pm
Thank you Patti
You have reminded me what human kindness is. I always smile particularily in bad weather. It works. Peace to you and yours.

Nelda Jones (4)
Wednesday February 14, 2007, 3:31 pm
Thanks for sharing your beatiful story.It just shows your heart was in the right department."Give unto others in need" Love your Neighbors" Anyone of us could be left homeless and hungry.These people didn't beg for anything ,they were willing to pay for their drink, not steal it. So when you are hungry but have no more money to pay for a meal ,isn't it nice for some stranger to pay for your meal. Happy Valentines Day to you. Hugs, Care-2 friend, Nelda J.

Daisy Kevorkian (9)
Wednesday February 14, 2007, 4:19 pm
You are an Angel. Your actions showed it. You could have walked away like the rest but only an Angel would stay and help. God will Bless you tenfold and may his light continue to shine through you :)

vernon s. (41)
Thursday February 15, 2007, 4:27 am
Mc.donalds are the pits, the epitome of cruelty & violence to animals; no compassionate person who has witnessed the scenes of uncomprehending creatures in pain & misery in their factory farms would go near their junk food establishments. Imagine the joy of an animal rescued from one of these hell-holes.

Defend Children (2)
Saturday February 17, 2007, 6:37 pm
I find it appalling that people are so much against McDonald's. They create jobs for millions and provide a nice play environment for children and personally I like their food. If one is a vegetarian than don't buy beef. McDonald's is not a slaughter house but a resturant. the food is contrary to what some like to claim good food.
This story was a wonderful story about compassion and some have to turn it into a vicious criticism.
If there is a McDonald's that you have true knowledge off that abuses animmals than why not give the facts. Not all McDonld's get their food from the same distributors but I do not believe any slaughter their own beef and I do not believe that they transport live chicken. It is possible that some McD's purchase from distributors guilty of animal abuse and that would be reason to petition for those McD's to stop purchasing from them.
If not being a vegetatarian makes me a bad person than I guess I am. To me there are far worse atocities in the world than eating beef or chicken. I think putting all McD's out of business would be a real atrocity. Millions would be out of work==what would their babies eat?

mark s. (81)
Thursday February 22, 2007, 11:06 pm
It's a great story; but that's all it is, it has been confirmed by McDonald's that no such event has ever occurred at any of their restaurants and this is listed as a HOAX!!

vernon s. (41)
Friday February 23, 2007, 2:17 am
Why do otherwise compassionate people jump to the defense of Mc.donalds? Is this corp. beyond criticism? The fact that Mc.donalds has been mentioned in this tale sends out all the wrong messages about the company - that all is well when it obviously is not.
Look beyond the golden arches (some of us do!) & check out the Mc.libel Trial & why Mc.donalds were found guilty of being culpably responsible for cruelty to animals, guilty of exploiting children, guilty of producing misleading advertising etc.
A cynic might suggest that Mc.donalds were the originators of this story.
This listing also conveys the impression that human lives are more valuable than animals' lives; does it then follow that men's lives are worth more than women's, white's more than black's, rich more than poor? Each of us, from the least to the greatest, values our lives more than anything else.
Ask a cow or a chicken if there are worse atrocities than eating beef or chicken nuggets.
A travesty if Mc.donalds were to go out of business??? - have we forgotten the slave trade, the hangman, child labour?

LOVe and liberation

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 28, 2007, 6:17 am
Hi Patti

Loved ur story, and think its about COMPASSION.. something we could do with a lot more of in this world. I am veggie and would not use Mcdonalds... but I understand the message that is shining thru in the story u r passing on...

love n light
jan lee

Shannon Baker (0)
Saturday March 3, 2007, 1:51 pm
what a cruel and horrible story, the poor kids, the poor parents. kids are goods to buy and sell??? what is the matter with those traders?? so they might get prison terms and a big money fine and how does that help the kids and all of those parents??? the kids will not know where they belong, they will never feel save or at home, because of this. this is really very, very cruel to them!!

Letit B. (17)
Tuesday March 13, 2007, 4:38 pm
Hi Patti,
It's my first time to share and I had the luck of reading your wonderful story on an oterwise day of loneliness and depression. I am in the middle of separating from an emotionally abusive relationship and I am just so lonely and desperate that I sometimes neglect my two lovely girls who see me as their light and salvation because they can see that their dad is not. I have been coming home late and i hardly see my kids. So last night, I came home past midnight, cried my heart out, and decided that from this day on i would focus on getting myself fit again (my husband left me because he said i am fat) for myself and my daughters. I want them to see a strong yet compassionate role model. Someone who can rise above a crisis. Funny thing is, your story just affirmed my promise. It was like a sign. I set my alarm at 5:30, hangover and all, woke up and called for a Mcdonald's breakfast delivery and surprised my two girls and I told them i will spend the day with them. The light from their eyes and the sweet smiles they gave me really tugged at my heart because I have been depressed for some time now. I would starve, then binge, then drink, go out at night, hang out with friends, in other words, i was heading for a shortcut for destruction. I know what i was doing was bad and abusive but i couldn't seem to stop myself. Thanks for your story - I am now seeing that this crisis too shall pass and I'm glad I joined this group. It's my first time to do this sort of thing. And guys, I want to be friends with all of you - it is not about the food - it's about caring and undconditional compassion. Take care. Happy

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 14, 2007, 7:08 am
I have seen this before and I cry everytime I read it. I know exctaly how that lady felt... I have seen my mother do this for people while growin up.. I just wishmore real adutls were like this today.
and god may actually live in all of us

Martha Herrera (0)
Monday March 19, 2007, 9:13 am
Thank-you for your beautiful and inspiring story. Not only were the 2 gentlemen blessed on that day you were also blessed. I belive that you were at the McDonald's for a reason. Yes, I to belive in God and what you did that day was you remembered that we are all of God's children.Sometimes we each do exactly that we don't want to see the homeless so we ignore them but, this could happen to each of us one day as a lesson on how to treat others that are not so lucky.

Constantine Ding (2)
Tuesday March 20, 2007, 7:36 am
I'm really touched by your story.Your son is so lucky for they have such a kind-hearted mother as you and I'm sure he's learned a lesson more lively than in the classroom.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 21, 2007, 10:08 pm
How beautiful! Thank you for sharing your story!

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 22, 2007, 12:30 pm
You have a beautiful soul...if only others would step up and do things like that. I commend you for your outstanding heart!!

Much Love,

Nicole B.
Ohio

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 22, 2007, 7:04 pm
Your story was very touching;so much so that I was
in tears reading it. This is the way to treat
others less fortunate than us. If only everyone
could be as compassionate.JD

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 22, 2007, 7:04 pm
Your story was very touching;so much so that I was
in tears reading it. This is the way to treat
others less fortunate than us. If only everyone
could be as compassionate.JD

Loucinda K. (13)
Saturday March 24, 2007, 5:56 pm
I can't type much, crying blurs my vison. Good for you kind woman. What a great lesson to teach your child.

Lou Lou

Denise Phelps (1)
Sunday March 25, 2007, 1:44 am
Thank You so much, you have touched my heart and also by the comments made you have made me realize how much hate some people have, anyone who wrote negatively about this really need help and i will pray for them becouse you my friend are an angel.

Amanda Zoe (64)
Sunday March 25, 2007, 6:34 pm
I am shocked at some of the comments by people, you did a nice thing and you should feel good about that. I don't know about in the US but in New Zeland were I am from McDonalds grows all produce and meat locally and even uses free range eggs. You did a nice thing, the world would be a better place if there were more people like you : )

Laura Allender (0)
Tuesday April 3, 2007, 8:20 am
Beautiful story...I have NO doubt that it happened. Whether it happened at McDonald's or McVegan is irrelevant, the point of the story is that human compassion and unconditional acceptance are more important than judging based on appearance. What a wonderful lesson to teach children in this time of commercialism and "always looking good". Bravo to all of us who can do this in some small way each day!

Mariah a. (6)
Wednesday April 4, 2007, 8:42 am
that was weared was that in hagertown or smithburg or what throw

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 4, 2007, 6:58 pm
What blessings it is to have you on the earth. It takes people like you that are not ashamed to share Gods mercy and grace to others that are more needed in this cruel and evil world.

Sheila G. (16)
Friday April 6, 2007, 9:45 am
Thanks for sharing.

Rosa Torres (2)
Sunday April 8, 2007, 10:03 am
Well, I don't understand everything, but I'm trying to learn more and more everyday, because this is a good history to share with others. In this Easter's Day I want to share things nice and maybe we can grow in the simple things.
Very nice

Christina S. (4)
Monday April 9, 2007, 12:01 am
Smiley people always shine. Funny, I always trust the shiny ones :)

Eden M. (0)
Monday April 9, 2007, 12:36 pm
I have read this story many times before and each time it touched my heart. Just smile at 3 people today-and I will be happy. :-)

Kristin Thieringer (77)
Wednesday April 18, 2007, 6:02 pm
God Bless you!!! That was a beautiful thing.. you never know if that person could be one of us someday.... Kristin

Epona Lady Rider (69)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 5:03 am
Oh my I am crying that has really made my day. if only more people had compassion in the world today then life would be so much easier. i have been in the same postion of being homeless and know what a smile and a helping hand can do. a smile costs nothing nor does actions.

yanyan Sh (570)
Wednesday June 6, 2007, 12:17 am
Touching story indeed ! An inspiration to us all !

Alfred Cheong (0)
Saturday July 28, 2007, 1:49 pm
It is a nice that someone will lend a helping hands to the needed. Sometime we have think why causes these people to end up in such a poor condition, whos fault it is ? I think they are just like the rest of people living in United States 95% are in a dead broke situation when they reach the age of 65-67 retired age, only 5% is well off at that age.
If we want to see that people change their thinking and work in the different way, instead of giving them a fish today, why not teach them "how to fish" and they will have fish whenever they need.
Thanks, Chay

Linda Y. (46)
Saturday August 4, 2007, 12:13 pm
I think the most important thing homeless people need is someone willing to listen to them. Then 2nd handing them food. Why? Because many of them spend what money they have foolishly. Many in homeless shelters have cell phones for instance.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 11, 2007, 9:54 am
i love mcd

Past Member (0)
Friday August 24, 2007, 2:54 pm
Thanks i need this

Lauren B. (1)
Saturday September 1, 2007, 9:23 am
Such a heart-warming story. It is too bad that some people can't get past their "oh dear god mcdonalds=murder!" crap and see it. I am so sick of people doing that. Thanks for the story.

Ted Haddon (0)
Monday September 10, 2007, 3:02 am
Thank you. But you scare me too! That 2000+ years later mankind still sees 'Good Samaritan' behaviour as something out of the ordinary, to be commented on with admiration. I'd rather we changed our focus and it was the opposite behaviour that raised comment ... that the good Samaritan was not noticed because her behaviour was the 'norm'. I beleive the dear woman showed NORMAL human behaviour ... it's the others who should be highlighted as less than human.

Ted Haddon (0)
Monday September 10, 2007, 3:25 am
I'm driven to make a side comment (dish?)on eating at the big m. Doesn't really matter where you eat your environmentally poisoned food! I know that my carefully home-grown vegetables, home-killed beef, home-baked bread and free-range chickens are just as polluted as Ronald's. Even in the antarctic, penguins have been found to be well dosed with insecticides (DDT for one)so you can be sure the grass on which my cows graze and the soil in which I grow my vegetables are no less poisoned. That's without worrying about intensive farming techniques ... and I live in little old green, nuclear free New Zealand! Pity you poor Ozzies and Yanks (not forgetting americans) and Euro-peons!! Of course, we kid ourselves here too ... forgetting we were among the first nations in the world to use intensive farming (dairy and sheep especially), chemical fertilisers, insecticides and defoliants (correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Paraquat was a NZ invention)!

Ted Haddon (0)
Monday September 10, 2007, 3:26 am
I'm driven to make a side comment (dish?)on eating at the big m. Doesn't really matter where you eat your environmentally poisoned food! I know that my carefully home-grown vegetables, home-killed beef, home-baked bread and free-range chickens are just as polluted as Ronald's. Even in the antarctic, penguins have been found to be well dosed with insecticides (DDT for one)so you can be sure the grass on which my cows graze and the soil in which I grow my vegetables are no less poisoned. That's without worrying about intensive farming techniques ... and I live in little old green, nuclear free New Zealand! Pity you poor Ozzies and Yanks (not forgetting americans) and Euro-peons!! Of course, we kid ourselves here too ... forgetting we were among the first nations in the world to use intensive farming (dairy and sheep especially), chemical fertilisers, insecticides and defoliants (correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Paraquat was a NZ invention)!

Vent Visor (141)
Friday September 21, 2007, 11:01 pm
A heart warming story indeed... I like it, I even forgot that I have to repair my Volvo timing chain because it really touched my heart... Anyway, I'll try to pass this to my friend... Thanks you so much...

Vent Visor (141)
Friday October 19, 2007, 12:40 am
I agree...Such lovely story would indeed touch lives..When I read this post it made me ponder on my life as a whole, 'Coz it seems like I have dedicated almost all of my time with my work especially investing in the stock market.
I believe life is not all about material things...
Its on how you value them and not to the point you become slaves of these flashy things..
I do hope that st one point in my life,I could also experience such rewarding feeling..
Thanks for sharing this story...

Vent Visor (141)
Friday October 19, 2007, 12:44 am
When I also read this one..It made me wonder,how many people would have same judgmental reaction like with those in the story.Maybe they should learn how to kiss the feet of those unfortunate ones.After all, we are all equal in the eyes of God.
It's really sad to know that only a few were blessed with a golden heart...

Vent Visor (141)
Friday October 19, 2007, 12:46 am
Maybe we could download tv programs from this article about heart warming stories and share it with everyone--so as we could share some enlightenment in their lives...

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 21, 2007, 11:11 am
All can say is WOW

David Swales (96)
Wednesday October 31, 2007, 9:04 pm
Patti..

Please may I have a picture on to my.
Profile of a church or a cathedral in your
country with some greetings from America, if.
You do at all have time to do that for me.

KIND REGARDS
David Swales

Lisa m. (103)
Monday November 12, 2007, 6:02 am
Just so beautiful, to have such love , It is true the old saying its better to give than receive . Maybe if the us government was not spending billions every year on war , all people in the us would be able to eat and sleep and shower.

Alf I. (246)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 5:10 am
I can't believe peoples' naivety at this disgusting, blatant advertising. Thats all it is. It is called 'viral marketing'. There are other equally sickening stories like this and they all conveniently have McDonalds in them. You say we should look past the golden arches but the point is this story was written to promote them. It is not true and it is nothing more than an advert much like the ones in which someone goes round handing out free Coca-cola's smiling at strangers.
McDonalds is VERY good at marketing. I just wish they would stick to that instead of making their 'not-food'.
McDonalds promotes unhealthy food to children, there is nothing noble in that!

Lisa Bee (5)
Tuesday December 11, 2007, 2:15 pm
Yes it is nice and I do have to ignore that fact that it came from McD's as I used to like them too. That is until I found out that they will be serving cloned meat to people without letting them know that they will be lab rats for Nasty corporations that want to feed people cloned meat. How nasty. The story is a nice one though and more people need to realize that being poor is not a choice it is an unfortunate circumstance. Only a real jerk would not be touched to see someone like this and help as much as you can.

Joan H. (0)
Tuesday December 11, 2007, 6:21 pm
That brought tears to my eyes!! I am very grateful to have read this: Thursday the radiologist "told" me a "breast cancer" diagnosis (I refuse to own it) which the surgeon (whom I have been seeing since the last lumpectomy in 2005 on the other side) said it was pre-cancerous [apparently the difference is whether or not it has left the breast area] so I need another lumpectomy/biopsy-& my med. insurance just ran out. I have joked that it is just a plot to make both bra cup-sizes match because I know I'll be okay w/God walking me through but my boyfriend has turned on me & is being aggressive, controlling and hostile, so thank you for the encouragement!!! God bless you! I LOOOOVE to smile & brighten people's day (I hope!)!!! Hooray for the smilers!!!!!

Vent Visor (141)
Thursday December 13, 2007, 8:55 pm
Reading your post puts a smile in my heart... Which makes wanna change my whole Home Furniture from a dark lonely one to a colorful ambiance... Thanks patti...

Vent Visor (141)
Thursday December 13, 2007, 8:55 pm
Reading your post puts a smile in my heart... Which makes wanna change my whole Home Furniture from a dark lonely one to a colorful ambiance... Thanks patti...

Teresa Fazackerley (331)
Tuesday December 18, 2007, 3:27 pm
hi patti..thank you for sharing such a beautiful story...peace and love to you ..from teresa..and i hope you and yours have a beautiful Christmas

Joe Stotts (0)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 11:57 am
I make it a point to show this type of kindness each day of my life, it just makes me feel better about myself. Your story is terrific and I am really very proud of you even tho we have never met. Keep it up "As the movie says...Pay It Forward".

God Bless
Joe

Sarah P. (84)
Friday January 11, 2008, 8:36 pm
What about the animals??? They can't even help themselves as much as those poor bums.

RIVER F. (98)
Wednesday January 16, 2008, 7:27 am
THAT WAZ A VERY TOUCHING STORY. I FEEL XACTLY THE SAME WAY, AND HAVE TRIED 2 TEACH THIS 2 MY 2 SONS. EVERYONE IS NOT SO FORTUNATE IN THIS WORLD, AND NEVER JUDGE NEONE UNTILL U HAVE WALKED IN THIER SHOES. EVERYTIME I MEET SOMEONE, I ALWAYS ASK MYSELF, I WONDER WAT HAPPENED IN THIER LIFE 2 MAKE THEM WHO OR WAT THEY R. IF U AND I KNEW EACH OTHER, WE'D HAVE BEEN MATES I'M SURE. WAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. WHEN I TAKE MY 18 YEAR OLD CRF CAT INTO THE VETZ AND I'VE SEEN ALOT OVER THE PAST 4 YEARZ...I'VE HUGGED AND COMFORTED COMPLETE STRANGERS WHO CAME IN WITH A PET AND...LEFT IN TEARS WITHOUT ONE. KINDNESS IS FREE AND THE ONE OLDER LADY I JUST HUGGED AND SHE HUGGED ME BACK WITHOUT EITHER OF US SPEAKING. PEACE 2 U, RIVER.

RIVER F. (98)
Wednesday January 16, 2008, 7:59 am
I THINK U WERE SHOWING EVERYONE, INCLUDING YOUR SON NOT 2 PREJUDGE THE LESS FORTUNATE. EVERYTIME I LOOK AT SOMEONE, I ALWAYS WONDER WAT OR WHERE THEY CAME FROM 2 BE WHERE THEY R AT. U NEVER KNOW...BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD GO I, AS U STATED. WE MAY ALL NEED HELP AT SOME POINT IN THIS LIFE. I TRY 2 INSTILL THIS NON JUDGEMENTAL ATTITUDE IN MY 2 SONS AND THEY C ME HELPING NEONE I CAN, AND LOOKING AFTER 4 BUSH KITTIES,EVENTUALLY TAKING IN THE MOTHER AND 4 BABIES LAST OCT. AFTER FEEDING THE FATHER AND MOTHER FOR ALL LAST SUMMER I HAVE POLICE AND PPL STOP 2 ASK WAT I'M DOING WHEN I GO ACROSS 2 THE BUSH 2 FEED THEM. NOW, I HAVE THE 3 BOYS AND THE MOTHER, PLUS 3 OTHER CATZ AND A RESCUED DOG. MYSTERIOUSLY FOOD FOR THEM AND US SHOW UP AT MY DOOR CONSTANTLY. CARING SHOULD MAKE THE WORLD GO AROUND. WAT U DID WAZ SUPER. PEACE RIVER.

RIVER F. (98)
Wednesday January 16, 2008, 8:03 am
SORRY I'M HALF ASLEEP AND C U U WERE SENT THIS. WELL GOOD FOR U FOR SHARING THIS ACT OF KINDNESS 2 ANOTHER HUMAN. NE OF US COULD NEED A HELPING HAND AT DIFFERENT POINTS IN THIER LIVES, I KNOW I HAVE AND DO. WAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. NEVER JUDGE NEONE TILL YOU'VE WALKED THAT MILE....PEACE RIVER.

RIVER F. (98)
Wednesday January 16, 2008, 8:05 am
THIS WAZ A VERY KIND ACT...AND SUPER OF U 2 SHARE IT. WE NEVER KNOW WAT NEONE HAS BEEN THREW 2 BRING THEM 2 THE POINT THIER AT, SO I'VE TAUGHT MY SON'S NEVER 2 PREJUDGE SOMEONE UNTILL YOU'VE WALKED THAT ..MILE. PEACE RIVER.

lisa w. (27)
Monday January 21, 2008, 8:40 am
that was just beautiful. my husband and i do the same thing. we have been kind to ppl. that nobody is kind to and found that they were wonderful, beautiful ppl. and have given our last penny to help an animal in need.i always tell ppl. that there dollar is worth more than you can imagine. your 1 vote can change a law. never second guess the power of 1! thanku for sharing your beautiful story. god bless!

Pamela White (179)
Wednesday March 26, 2008, 5:46 am
You area wonderful person not many people would of give them the time of day.But believe me love you will get payed back twice forward,God bless you that was a sweet story it made me cry.Please keep smiling my friend.

vernon s. (41)
Friday March 28, 2008, 4:31 am
I find it incredible that such "tosh" can still be written by seemingly "caring" people. Check out "McLibel", Burger Culture on Trial by John Vidal

JJ J. (0)
Friday April 11, 2008, 7:42 pm
I had a similar experience while living in the Southeastern U.S. A large group of educators and students from a number of Historically Black Colleges went to see a play written, produced, and performed by a black repertory theater group. We were mingling outside the theater before the doors opened. There were small groups of people all over the plaza area in front of the theater.

Then a homeless-looking man with long dredlocks and dressed in tattered, dirty clothes wandered among the crowd. People moved away from him in a slow, stealthy manner; no one wanted to appear so obvious as to deliberately turn their backs on him. But he apparently tried to talk to some people and they either ignored him or brushed him off. (This is in the Bible Belt of the U.S. where "Christian" people will repeatedly invite a newcomer to their church but not to their homes or their social functions.)

When the man came over to the group I was standing with, my co-workers and students drifted away. I stood talking with the man. After all, how much did it "cost" me? He was not obnoxious, or loud or aggressive.

I don't recall what we talked about; it was only for a few minutes. But he eventually wished me a "Blessed Day" and continued on thru the crowd. The theater doors opened shortly thereafter and we all filed in to find out seats.

The play was about a family on hard times and how faith and hope got them out of some bad situations. In the 3rd scene, Jesus appeared to the young drug addict who was just about on his last go-round. Guess who was "Jesus"? Yep, the homeless, tattered stranger who was walking around the parking lot.

Frank H. (478)
Friday April 11, 2008, 8:41 pm
Doing God's work, just as Jesus said. Way to go.

Lynn Kane (54)
Friday May 23, 2008, 3:53 am
Being Christian , I found the story very touching, yet, if one knows all of the different types of people here on Earth, they know that many Homeless would rather have their lifestyle.. By that I mean, Not everyone is BORN homeless, they watched their families put Money, Homes, New Cars ahead of their children and friends. I happen to think that Homeless ones are closer to Jesus in 'spirit', because when Those that "puff up' about even 'talking'! LOL to someone dirty or smelly? A bit patronizing in a manner that gives 'wise' ones the feeling of.. "we are ALL the same, human beings and calling attention to ones' momentary 'act' of being in close proximity of a homeless person, seems just as bigoted, if not more so, than those who walk away. Popular concept, eh?? LOL.. By now.. Lynn & PIxie

Glenda J. (158)
Wednesday May 28, 2008, 10:18 am
There is nothing good about Mc D's it's been proven that people that have eaten there and still do have a closer chance to have a diease within time due to the hidden- bad elements that they use in foods..its been tested over and over by plain close interperter's I am sorry if this upsets you bust these are the facts of 2008 its been on CNN and 60 min. many other segments of the hidden truths of McDonalds..I get terrible sick each time I eat there with dirhea honest I do

Glenda J. (158)
Wednesday May 28, 2008, 10:22 am
There is nothing good about Mc D's it's been proven that people that have eaten there and still do have a closer chance to have a diease within time due to the hidden- bad elements that they use in foods..its been tested over and over by plain close hidden camera people I am sorry if this upsets you but these are the facts of 2007/2008 its been on CNN and 60 min. many other segments of the hidden truths of McDonalds..I get terrible sick each time I eat there with dirhea honest I do..we all have an opinion and I do acknowledge your I am just expressing my views nothing personal..Great Story

Joy G. (8)
Saturday May 31, 2008, 11:38 pm
Wouldn't it be nice if we could all "smile" at someone in need or someone who is grouchy or gloomy? It just takes a second and could mean the difference of life or death? I've seen stories where a person acknowledged someone very depressed and that person attitude and demeaner changed for the better.
JoyG.

Alison H. (54)
Saturday July 5, 2008, 8:15 am
What a wonderful person this is, thank you for sharing it was a beautiful story, I wish everyone was that giving.

Elizabeth S. (1)
Sunday July 13, 2008, 3:09 pm
What a beautiful story!

Past Member (0)
Monday August 4, 2008, 2:17 am
Great story, just not a big fan of chain letters :)~ Thanks for sharing...

Amalthea Lalaith (11)
Monday August 25, 2008, 6:15 pm
Thank you for sharing this beautiful story!

William Mosely (306)
Monday September 15, 2008, 9:43 am
"If you cannot see your great spirit outside of your places of worship, you will never see your great spirit inside your places of worship," so said a Cherokee Chief when asked if he believed in God and the church... That's why the chiefs of Washington made them walk from Georgia to Oklahoma, to be forever known as the Journey of Tears... We can talk the talk, but can we walk the walk???

Maria E. (6)
Saturday September 20, 2008, 10:06 pm
This is so beautiful. God Bless you.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 27, 2008, 10:43 am
The story showed, how we should act as human beings. Show kindness, donīt ask what you will get of it. No need to be above others, we are all at the same line. At that way people can see God in you and it will lift them and you up.

Wendy M. (8)
Sunday October 5, 2008, 12:41 pm
I used to work in McDonald's back in the late 80's and a gentle soul walked and he didn't smell to well. Many people complained, these were the more well to do. Dressed in their finest and so I said to my manager that he's not hurting anybody and my manager said he has to go and I said, well seeing that I'm the only one on till, if you make him leave then I quit, I don't need this job bad enough. So he got to stay and I served the man a refill of coffee. It's truly sad that people can be so cruel and every eye is upon us, wating for a reaction to see what we would do. I embrace humanity because I care!

Wendy M. (8)
Sunday October 5, 2008, 1:03 pm
I'm an Author who writes encourgement to others in time of need. Here is a few of them to help you.

WHEN YOU SEE A DEAR SOUL STANDING AND BEGGING FOR MONEY AT A SUBWAY OR SAFEWAY, TELL THEM THIS AS I ALWAYS DO. ARE YOU HUNGRY? COME LET ME BUY YOU DINNER, MY TREAT. SO MANY ABORIGINAL PEOPLE GET A BAD RAP BECAUSE THEY ARE ASSOCIATED TO BOOZE, NOT ALL OF THEM. I BOUGHT A GENTLMAN LUNCH AT THE LOCAL DIARYQUEEN, HE WAS GRATEFUL AND THEN HE WAS GONE. IíVE HEARD STORIES THAT PEOPLE HAVE ENTERTAINED ANGELS. GOD IS ASKING YOU, ARE YOU HIS? I KNOW I AM!

I AM AN ANGEL DOING GODíS WORK AND IíM HERE TO SHARE WITH YOU THAT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO YOU RIGHT NOW IS NOT THE END AND EVEN THOUGH IT MAYBE, REMEMBER THIS GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO I.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PENNIES? TAKE A PENNY AND GIVE IT TO SOMEONE, TELL THEM THIS IS THEIR HOPE THAT ALL IS WELL WITHIN, THAT NO MATTER HOW BAD IT MAY SEEM ON THE OUTSIDE, TAKE THAT PENNY OUT OF YOUR POCKET AND THINK FOR A MOMENT ABOUT THE PERSON WHO GAVE IT TO YOU, LIFE ISNT ALL THAT BAD UNLESS WE CHANGE AND MAKE IT FOR THE BETTER-PASS THIS ON!

Vijay Mithal (100)
Friday November 28, 2008, 11:34 am
Your personal experience was really touching. Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience.
Unconditional love is very powerful, spiritually speaking. God Bless.
vijay

Carol F. (11)
Sunday November 30, 2008, 11:18 am
Thank you. That is a beautiful story. It puts the real world into perspective.

CHRISTIAN RYAN (11)
Wednesday December 24, 2008, 3:01 am
I AM IMPRESSED BY YOUR KINDNESS BUT HUN BIG MAC IS A HORRIBLE PLACE TO EAT ANG IF YOU SAW THE MOVIE WHAERE THE MAN ATE AT MCDONALD S FOR 30 DAYS ALL MEALS IT DAMN NEAR KILLED HIM THE DOWNER BEEF AND CLONED BEEF ALSO PLUS ANTIOBIOTIC INJECTED EGGS WITH ANTIB'S AND DEAD CHICKENS ON TRUCKS THAT HAVE STARTED TO PUTRIFRY IS TO MUCH, NEXT TIME GET A GOOD LOAF OF WHOLE GRAIN BREAD AND SOME NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER ANYTHING BUT THE POISION THE BIG MAC SELLS CHRIS RYAN

Jim Karl (0)
Saturday December 27, 2008, 7:29 pm
people fear and loathe what they may become and homelessness is a very real possibility for all.
thank you for not being afraid and doind the decent thing .
some ppl just need some compassion and a little help .

J E Parsons (433)
Sunday January 4, 2009, 10:10 am
This is care two...EVERYTHING creates a CONTROVERCIAL reaction. It is the way extremism works ONLY the bad works or things are focused on..the other things are blocked out completely.
Human nature at its most twisted

Patti Miller (66)
Sunday January 4, 2009, 10:52 am
WHEN I POSTED THIS STORY, NEVER IN MY DREAMS DID I THINK IT WOULD BRING THIS MANY COMMENTS! I'M SO HAPPY THAT YOU ALL READ THE STORY AND TOOK THE TIME TO COMMENT. SO MANY DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW, AND I HAVE ENJOYED READING ALL THE COMMENTS. MADARTIST, THANKS FOR HELPING ME REALIZE THAT WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT AND SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY.
HUGS TO ALL ~ PATTI

Trinity Tober (7)
Monday January 5, 2009, 1:01 pm
this was just what i needed ty so much and i will be sure to pass it along threw my word and e-mail ty again god bless

Wendy Watson (55)
Saturday January 31, 2009, 2:26 am
This is beautiful. I have given and have had someone give to me in a situation simular. I am eclectic in my religous beliefs, but like you I believe.

Renee Castille (64)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 12:04 pm
i work at McDonald's

Chris Steenerson (0)
Friday April 10, 2009, 11:10 am
this is the gayest thing i have ever read in my life. i thought christians were against gays?

Chris Steenerson (0)
Friday April 10, 2009, 3:37 pm
also gay is the fact that doing something good wasnt enough, you had to tell everybody about it to get all kinds of validation and approval. homo.

Christina Hunter (28)
Thursday April 16, 2009, 8:48 am
Let me just say my comment has nothing to do with your story. it has to do with your comment, when you said " I happen to like Mcdonalds" If this upsets you and you can't get pass the golden arches to get to the heart of the story, know that I am praying for you. What? You should be praying for all the animals that die so cruely so you and others can like mcdonalds. That;s who you should pray for!

James Platt (45)
Monday April 27, 2009, 2:31 pm
christian myth-garbage. find a site about urban myths to post this junk on.

Erica B. (10)
Monday April 27, 2009, 5:01 pm
beautiful story....but why McDonalds????? *gag* :( sorry...its just.....McDonalds?!?!??!?!?!
i am glad they support good causes and they have a heater to keep bums warm when they buy a cheap cup of joe, but its just wrong to eat there! It defeats the purpose of wanting to help earth..
Yes i believe people should not judge a person because of their social class and on how they look and smell, thats rude and heartless
but ...McDonalds??!?!?!??!?!
McDonalds is poison and its like a giant puss filled zit on the face of the planet (which she hates btw)
any who...thats all I have to say really

Nikki J. (15)
Wednesday June 10, 2009, 11:10 am
That is a lovely story and it's really nice to hear others' beliefs when as me they don't attend church. Sometimes I think it's the non-church goers who have genuine smiles to share. :-) xxx

Kelly c. (100)
Wednesday July 15, 2009, 10:07 am
Thank you for your very heart-warming story. If I were to say something else, feed these hungry with nutritious foods. Burgers and fries may fill stomachs, but in the long run, they're not disease-preventive.

On the other hand, I congratulate MacDonald's for choosing NOT to give their business to suppliers of GMOs (genetically-modified foods). These foods were not only scientifically tested to do a lot of harm, cause animals to be sterile and have been used the last decade to poison the world, GMO crops are reasons why more than 100,000 farmers in India alone committed suicide (their livelihood destroyed).

Nostradamus also predicted that GMO foods and drinks will cause a near apocalypse. When that will happen, no one knows. Watch for environmental signs, physical signs and symptoms.

Eg. of a GMO food - aspartame.
Eg, of GMO diseases - Sars, Aids, , hand-Foot-Mouth disease, H1N1 (ask me about it if you wish to know - have evidences)

Thanks for sharing and reading! I enjoy a share of minds!

Hazel Neely (62)
Wednesday July 15, 2009, 10:10 pm
this is a wonderful, touching heart warming story.It is a lesson in humanity.
Those who cant see past the fact it is a McDonnalds or that meat is served there are blind to the compassion they claim to have.
Thank you for sharing and teaching.
Hazel N.

CYNTHIS O. (19)
Wednesday August 26, 2009, 12:48 pm
I love that, I had a e-mail of this earlier, last week. Thanks for sharing.

martin w. (5)
Monday August 31, 2009, 6:35 am
I'm not a lover of McDonalds but I have to say I'm surprised they let down and outs eat inside. I remember going to a cafe in Oxford once where they refused to serve an old guy who had some naval clothes on. I pointed out that without guys like him in the 2nd world war they may not even have a business. The reply he's off putting to other customers.

Cindy M. (0)
Friday September 4, 2009, 8:07 am
The "Stimulus" gave seniors a one time bonus of $250. That's approx. $5 a week for a year. Compare that to the $13 a week added to the average paycheck. Now throw in the projected cuts in Medicare, the threat ( either imagined or at least partially true), of rationing healthcare for the elderly: Guess what? Seniors think they're now considered second class citizens. Gosh! WHERE did they get that idea from? The government. When a social worker tells a 67 year old diabetic that he can't get his SNAP food credit increased ( even though dietic food costs 35% more on average), you know something is terribly wrong:
My husband and I just got turned down for a SNAP Food credit increase ( He's diabetic and we live on SSI). Which would you prefer: An extra $100 for dietic food, or $180,000 a month for Hospital costs if or when John has a Diabetic blackout or slips into a Coma? You already pay for his SSI and VA, so you decide. If Obama wants to prevent complications associated with diabeties, obesity, heart disease and other ailments, wouldn't it make sense to issue specified food vouchers/ Dietic foods/Care boxes to VA clinics,Food pantries and other institutions that address the needs of Low income Americans? Why is it that Government Commodities ( often delivered to Non Profit Organizations) are extremely high in Sodium and Carbs?
Worst of all, not ONE version of the Healthcare proposals include tax deductions or incentives to encourage responsible, healthy lifestyles:


Cassidy Martin (1)
Sunday November 22, 2009, 5:22 pm
Wow! This is an absolutely amazing story, and it brought tears to my eyes.

Wendy yukihiro (63)
Thursday November 26, 2009, 4:12 pm
I'm so sorry to tell you that in my research on global warming, Mac Donald's is one of the major company's that are logging, burning, and mining down or rainforest's for cattle industry. Mac Donald's happens to be one of the largest company's that uses cheap labor and is killing or rainforest just for an cheaper way of making money. and while They are doing this they are taking more and more oxgen from our planet, rare plants that may cure canser and hunderds of animals that are going extint. Sure I went to Mac Donald when I was a child. and I have a 9 yearold son. There are lots of other places you can go. We don't go to Mac Donalds Think about where you are Care2 a site to protect animals and the environment not memories. thankyou

CYNTHIS O. (19)
Thursday November 26, 2009, 9:55 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family :)

Sara Sheppard (1)
Friday December 4, 2009, 6:23 am
Fantastic story.

Lisa Lock (46)
Sunday January 3, 2010, 3:20 am
Thank you for sharing that story.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 4:08 pm
I love the story and the feeling behind it, and yes it had to set in a big Mac, for can you see a high cost Vegan place letting in someone poor for a cup of coffee, oh forgot for a sec its not coffee its freetrade coffee at £3.00 a cup (one way of keep out the poor).
one thing the nice do not eat meat people love using caps a lot.
Walk in the light of God and you will not get lost!

Anna F. (0)
Sunday January 17, 2010, 3:39 pm
This was absolutely beautiful and inspiring.
Thank you.

Gael W. (0)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 3:27 pm
This is a Lovely Heartwarming Story. I really think McDonalds have upgraded their Services which is all to their credit. I always give to anyone I think is in need, even these young ones who ask for Bus Fares etc.One of my friends criticizes me and says that I am just making myself feel good and promoting Bludging. I do feel good if it makes the other person feel happy or successful for whatever the reason and will continue to do so.Dolores

Eileen Conrod (19)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 4:44 am
If more people reacted like you did.The world would be a better place to be.You are such A LOVING AND CARING PERSON.Thamk you for sharing your story .

Jonn Norman (92)
Friday February 5, 2010, 2:59 pm
I am truly impressed by the words written and presented here. I too had a similar incident happen to me when I was grocery shopping. A young woman who carrying a child and checking out at the register. The baby began to cry and the clerk became angry as well as the others behind me. The young woman apologized but no one seemed to care. I then stepped forward and asked what the problem was. In a loud and unkind fashion the clerk said she didn't have enough money to pay for her groceries, which was some milk and other items she needed. I told the clerk to bag her things and add them to my bill. She looked at me as if I had commited a sin as did those around me. Soon everyone huddled near the register where I was standing llooking stunned. I turned to them as said, "Is there anything wrong? Have I done something that I shouuld have done?" No one said anything. By then the young woman started crying along with her infant child. After my groceries were purchased, I told the clerk to take them to her car. I wished the young woman well and went back into the store to shop for groceries. Doing something like that, was my way of giving to the less fortunate. As I read your story, my eyes teared up, as I knew the kinds of feelings you yourself had felt. God bless you with much love and compassion always. Thank you!

Milan L. (0)
Friday February 26, 2010, 9:43 pm
Beautiful story! and many awesome comments - Care2 members rock!
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Maira Sun (34)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 11:45 am
Merci!

Limina Silverkey (3)
Tuesday April 13, 2010, 9:57 am
To think, even after so much time has passed this story is still reminding people of the beauty that is caring for others. It makes me, so very desperately, want to help another person in any way I can.

Thank you for that feeling, that sweet and almost fleeting feeling. I very much appreciate your passing this beautiful story on. I hope that many others do the same.

Emily Ficker (2)
Sunday April 25, 2010, 10:25 am
Thank you!
What a special message!
And I love the smilies!
God loves you...

- Emily F.

Ashtyn Dicks (24)
Wednesday May 5, 2010, 2:39 am
I've read this before, but it has been awhile, and I still find it heart warming and touching. It brings tears to my eyes everytime.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Friday May 21, 2010, 5:50 pm
I enjoy MacDonalds from time to time. I take my grandsons to play there and they have a lovely, safe time. MacDonalds help children in need through the Ronald MacDonald house. I am all for them. The problem lies with people who have ailments from practically living on their food. Everything, BUT everything in moderation,.

Muhammad Naeem N. (0)
Wednesday May 26, 2010, 11:04 pm
You have a beautiful soul...if only others would step up and do things like that. I commend you for your outstanding heart!!

FlysAtNight Woman (10)
Saturday July 3, 2010, 11:12 am
I can't begin to thank you enough for that story! I've had my morning happy-cry because of the sheer spiritual beauty of this selfless act of kindness. I too, have done this EXACT same thing many times over the years, because my Birthplace of 40+yrs was stolen from me back in 2002. As a result, my 2-kids, my 1 1/2 year old Granddaughter & the dog all became homeless ! My son, our dog & I were displaced into Virginia & my daughter stayed in NY with her baby girl, struggling to keep up with high rent until she chose to join the Army in order to avoid homelessness herself.

I always gave food & money to others less fortunate than me all my adult life, but after experiencing homelessness MYSELF, I try to help someone homeless in some kind way at least once a week. As a result of years of giving & praying for them immediately after, I found myself BLESSED by our Holy Creator in tons of ways that I probably never would have if I hadn't made all those choices to treat so many homeless people with Random Acts of Kindness, & spent time chatting with a lot of them as well!

Everyone reading this should go out & try it sometime--you'll be amazed at the almost instant Spiritual Gratification that you'll feel right after!! :-) Because you never know when YOU MAY BE ENTERTAINING ANGELS!! And I'm sure that's why I've received so many Blessings over the years--a lot of them, I'm sure, were Angels--in disguise! :-)

Peace,
FlysAtNight1

Tasha h. (0)
Saturday July 3, 2010, 11:04 pm
did u know they put to whole cow including the poo in the burgers I wouldn't wish that on a homeless person let alon my kids and if there was a god McDonnalds wouldn't exist

john pierce (214)
Saturday July 10, 2010, 2:32 pm
Thanks for sharing this touching story!

Chloe S. (0)
Monday July 26, 2010, 9:20 am
Mcdonalds is not real food.
Stick it in a fridge. It lasts for 3 years, just the cheese changes colors.
I called Mcdonlads and told them to give a homeless guy some food because I was a cop LOL. They did.

Maryellen D. (4)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 1:56 pm
Look past McDonald's and see the kindness here, people!

Joy McR (137)
Saturday August 28, 2010, 5:13 pm
I love McDonald's... It was a beautiful story...Thank you.

Virendra G. (0)
Monday December 13, 2010, 3:47 am
The McDonald's is very good Brand i will appreciate it and its too yummy ...chocolate

Elizabeth Brawn (10)
Saturday May 28, 2011, 8:30 am
thank you....what a heartfelt story i will share this on facebook

Elizabeth Brawn (10)
Saturday May 28, 2011, 8:32 am
thank you....it's such a heartfelt story...i will share this on facebook......i hope we all post stories of love and wisdom as much as possible...god bless you

Bambi G. (81)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 8:15 am
Love it, God Bless.

Pagan Butterfly (5)
Thursday September 1, 2011, 11:38 am
Thank you so much for that story...I got tears in my eyes while reading it...I love hearing of things like that...it's nice to know that there are people out there like that...Bright Blessings to you and her....and to the two men she was so kind to

Ashley Piechocki (55)
Thursday September 29, 2011, 6:20 am
What a touching story. I wish there was more people in the world like this! :oD ~ Miss May

Janet Ives (16)
Sunday October 2, 2011, 5:03 am
You are obviously a kind soul. Such a shame that you patronise McD even tho' you feel they are great, they are responsible for the death and suffering of so many live animals - or do they not feature in your world?

Vara D. (0)
Monday March 5, 2012, 12:25 pm
Hello Dear,
My name is vara,I got your contact details and I'm interested in knowing you & being friendly with you I would appreciate if we get acquainted as soon as possible, you can reach me through my private e-mail stated below so that we can get to know each other better.

My private e-mail(varadesmond2112@yahoo.com)
I quite believe that we can start from here since it takes one to know someone. I want you to understand that race or distance does not matter but loving and caring matters a lot in life. I look forward to hearing more from you soonest.

Yours truly,
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Christian Persad (1)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 1:24 am
:)

Karen Orr (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:34 pm
How truly inspirational,thank-you!

Rhana Wyble (14)
Monday July 15, 2013, 1:09 am
That was a beautiful and touching story. I do wish more people had that faith.

Tj Harris (2)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 8:27 pm
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