Witnessed! DC Random Act of Kindness

Today, as I was walking toward my favorite Washington, D.C. coffee shop on Pennsylvania Avenue, I witnessed a homeless woman chasing after someone down the sidewalk. She was shouting, “Ma’am! Ma’am!” When the woman turned around after realizing someone was trying to reach her, she had that look on her face that any innocent bystander would take as “who the eff is yelling at me right now?”

When the homeless woman caught up to her, out of breath and sweating (it’s DC…everyone is sweating), she handed the woman a 20-dollar bill. “You dropped this back there,” the homeless woman told her. The woman smiled, thanked her for being so honest, and they went on their separate ways.

I can’t speak for the others on the street who witnessed this random act of kindness, but good deeds such as this one give hope to humanity!

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5 responses to “Witnessed! DC Random Act of Kindness

  1. Beautiful picture.
    Another act of kindness could have happened, the original owner of the $20 could have in turn let the homeless woman keep it.

    • I thought of that too, then I wondered…maybe that could be taken as a scam. Maybe it could be genius? More times than not, I feel like the homeless person would actually be given the opportunity to keep it by the other person…but then what if someone pulled that all the time? “Hey you dropped your money…” “oh thats nice of you, why dont you keep it?” It could happen, right?

  2. I love the fact that I know exactly what place you are talking about when you write “I was walking toward my favorite Washington, D.C. coffee shop on Pennsylvania Avenue”… 🙂

  3. I think DC is a pretty nice city overall :]

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