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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:53 PM Dec 2012

My Dad...From my sister's FB Page. [View all]

'My Daddy is an amazing and generous man, we drove by a Mexican Family husband, wife, and three small children wrapped in blankets with a few meager possessions sitting under the over pass by a busy Dallas intersection. The man held a sign that said " lost my job, can't find work, homeless, please help." While most would chalk this up to panhandling and pass on by thinking it was a scam or possibly even believing it was real but just not wanting to take the time to roll down the window search for cash etc...Not my Dad, he circled back around the busy freeway to pull back through so he could pull out of the way of all the impatient "CHRISTmas Shoppers" honking horns and being self absorbed, so he could give that poor family every bit of cash he had in his pocket. The amount was $70.00 ,the mans eyes opened wide and he began to speak a language that was foreign but the tears in his eyes, gratitude and expression on his face spoke a universal language. My Dad wiped away tears as he drove away and said whats the point of having it if you can't help people like that. My heart swells with pride to be his daughter! The true meaning of Christmas was exemplified in that act of kindness."

Pay it forward people.

Yeah, I am blessed to have these people as my parents and my family.


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I wish I could rec this a thousand times. n/t cynatnite Dec 2012 #1
Thanks for the smile. HappyMe Dec 2012 #2
He's a good man. dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #3
He and my Mother are both 83 years old... BeHereNow Dec 2012 #6
We took a vacation to Mexico earlier this year Not Me Dec 2012 #4
how sweet that she brought them along to thank you renate Dec 2012 #11
that money barbtries Dec 2012 #12
Same here question everything Dec 2012 #35
He's a good man Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #5
You should buy stock in Kleenex, because I am using a few right now! hamsterjill Dec 2012 #7
Your dad is a truly awesome guy & exemplary citizen..... AverageJoe90 Dec 2012 #8
K & R for the good people on our planet malaise Dec 2012 #9
Sometimes on earth we find there are true treasures Smilo Dec 2012 #10
I love your dad! renate Dec 2012 #13
K&R ReRe Dec 2012 #14
What a wonderful story.... WiffenPoof Dec 2012 #15
Thank you for introducing us to your wonderful son. classof56 Dec 2012 #33
Love this story - love your Dad RockaFowler Dec 2012 #16
Damn, seems I got something in my eye. Ikonoklast Dec 2012 #17
You are truly blessed. redwitch Dec 2012 #18
I read post similar to this about a week ago, about a member's husband who gives money to homeless Victor_c3 Dec 2012 #19
That's the way. (n/t) turbo_satan Dec 2012 #20
What a lovely, touching mzmolly Dec 2012 #21
If only all humanity was like your family.... Scruffy Rumbler Dec 2012 #22
I'm very weepy these days and this made arthritisR_US Dec 2012 #23
My mom recently put me in my place on this issue. She was dropping me off at the bus station. Dustlawyer Dec 2012 #24
I could zipplewrath Dec 2012 #27
That brought tears to my eyes...what a kind and generous man! Speaks volumes about his character. Auntie Bush Dec 2012 #25
HUGE K & R !!! WillyT Dec 2012 #26
(( )) blm Dec 2012 #28
Your dad and sister are the best! I wonder if ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #29
Great story, your Dad is a true humanitarian. kimbutgar Dec 2012 #30
Merry Christmas doesn't come from nowhere, you know. nolabear Dec 2012 #31
Wow - already in the top three on the Greatest Page here. dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #32
What a great man! Rider3 Dec 2012 #34
tears......my husband would do the same. n/t LittleGirl Dec 2012 #36
Give that man a hug from me!! babylonsister Dec 2012 #37
K&R nt ProudProgressiveNow Dec 2012 #38
Isn't that what the spirit of Christmas is supposed to be about? calimary Dec 2012 #39
Great Post! Kick Dalai_1 Dec 2012 #40
I love your Dad. And I don't even know him!! How lucky you are! renie408 Dec 2012 #41
If everyone stopped to help people maybe the world would be a better place. southernyankeebelle Dec 2012 #42
Due to the Holiday season, femrap Dec 2012 #43
My son will never pass someone with a sign asking for money mountain grammy Dec 2012 #44
You lucky lucky being and your sister too. Dont call me Shirley Dec 2012 #45
Random acts of kindness The Wizard Dec 2012 #46
That is the true spirit of the season. Blessings to you all. nt Ilsa Dec 2012 #47
Kick dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #48
Good news from TX has been slim, but this is beautiful... VOX Dec 2012 #49
Just awesome, made my day! byoung6 Dec 2012 #50
Thank you for sharing such a lovely Christmas story. iemitsu Dec 2012 #51
I just read a similar "pay it forward" today kentauros Dec 2012 #52
Hug your dad nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #53
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