There are many things in life that create a sense of impact on us. This story will melt your heart.
Eric met a homeless man named David and his dog named Legacy on March 21, 2015, at the Starbucks in Tumwater, Washington. He wrote a “simple post” on how meeting David and Legacy affected him and posted it on his Facebook. He writes, “While seated at a Starbucks, a homeless man came in and sat nearby. His scent was unpleasant and people looked at him and rolled their eyes. He was simply doing what we were all doing, drinking coffee and taking advantage of free WIFI. He brought his dog, Legacy, who was well behaved. He proceeded to tell me he walked 60 miles from Seattle to Tumwater over a few-day period. He spoke highly of Legacy who in stride, journeyed along with his master every step of the way without complaint.”
“He told me while in Bellevue, WA, that 5 well-known Seattle Seahawks players walked past him. One of the Seahawks made a rude comment about him being homeless and tried to offer him a $20 bill. The money was declined and that player who claimed to be a Christian was offended. The homeless man told the wealthy Seahawks player that he would not accept money from someone who would belittle him in front of others claiming to be a Christian. Needless to say, that player was embarrassed because his friends had witnessed his rude prideful behavior.”
“Later in the evening, I overheard him telling his dog that they would soon find new shoes to continue their journey. The shoes he was wearing were in poor shape. As I was leaving, I offered him a meal which he gladly accepted. I also knew I had a new pair of boots in my storage unit and I asked him if they fit, would accept them. He said yes. After a short drive, I brought him a new pair of boots. He had the biggest smile and told Legacy that their journey would soon continue.”
“He apologized as he took off his socks because they were dirty and falling apart. I asked him if he had any socks and he said what he was wearing was his only pair. Jokingly, he asked if I sock with me. I had just done laundry and had some pairs of new clean white socks in my car. I gave him the socks and he switched out his old shoes for the new boots I gave him. We shook hands and wished each other well. While walking away, I overheard a final conversation between a man and his dog. He simply patted Legacy on the head and said, ‘I told you God was going to take care of us’.”
“Do BIG things for God, one little moment at a time.”
Eric then located the man and his dog and started a GoFundme for them.
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