We’ve all walked or driven past a homeless person, and avoided interacting with them at all cost partly because we’re unsure of their intentions, and partly because we’ve sadly been taught to. Which is exactly why one woman was shocked to see a soldier go out of his way to do what everyone else would have avoided.
While stopped at a stop light in Kansas on a Friday afternoon, Tammra Bose saw a car pull over on the side of the ramp of I-470 near where the homeless man was sitting, and a man dressed in an Army uniform got out and walked over to the man. Instead of quickly giving the man some change and getting back on his way, the soldier sat down beside him and simply talked with him.
Tammra was so surprised by what she had witnessed, she actually stopped and pulled over on the side of the road as well to watch the soldier and the homeless man interact. Before driving away, she managed to snap a quick picture to share what she had seen.
Tammra decided to share the photo she had taken on Facebook to remind people that soldiers aren’t just tough fighters, but compassionate citizens as well.
“I would love for the world to see this picture because it is worth more than a thousand words. It is so heartwarming,” Tammra told a local news station. “I thought it was nice of the soldier to get out of his car and go talk to the man.”
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[Featured image credit: Tammra Bose]