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A young woman named Carmen was recently eating at a California location of Raising Cane’s, a restaurant chain known for its famous chicken strips. As she enjoyed her meal, Carmen saw a homeless woman inside the restaurant, quietly asking customers if she could eat the leftovers they’d otherwise throw in the trash. Carmon’s heart broke as she watched, one-by-one, each person completely ignore the older, hungry woman.
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“I debated posting this picture but considering that today many of us are gonna be thankful for what we have and are gonna be spending it with those we love, eating very yummy food, I changed my mind. I didn’t know my boyfriend had captured this moment.
“So I told Fred if I see her before we are done eating, I will give her my food. I looked for her as we were getting ready to leave and couldn’t find her. I felt sad knowing all the rejection she had that night searching for a warm meal.
“When I ordered the meal, I asked the employee for a huge favor to please do not kick her out as we waited. I could already see the disgust on people’s faces as she sat at the table eating the leftovers I had given her… news flash, people, not all homeless people smell like roses.”
“She was getting ready to get up and leave when I surprised her with this meal… the look on her face said it all. I have never felt something like this… pure, real gratitude.