Thursday, March 01, 2007

We are all alike

I saw something today that struck me... I was walking down the street, when I saw a homeless man with a bird in his hand. He approached a police car that was parked on the street and had him roll down his window. I couldn't quite hear what was being said, but I heard the homeless man say, "It's just a baby."
He obviously found it in the alley, and didn't know what to do with it. I think the cop just told him to put it back in the alley, so I'm not sure how the story ends, but it really choked me up that this person with nothing, saw a being in need, and went to get it help.
I (sort of) know many of the local street people, because of my dog. Dogs don't judge, they love you no matter what, so I always stop and let them have a pat. It's probably the most love most of them have had in a while.

1 comment:

Michele said...

Hi Andrea. Your story makes me feel sad, too. It is touching to think that helpless man felt something so powerful for that helpless little bird. I hope he was able to make the bird safe, since that would have made him feel he did a really good deed. I'm afraid, though, that this story doesn't have a happy ending.

One sees a lot of harsh things in big cities. It's nice to think of Henry spreading a bit of love and joy around Vancouver!

I hope you both are well. Take care!