Justus Mateo Smith is 5 and was driving with his dad after a dentist appointment when they saw a homeless man sitting by a red light. Justus told his dad that he wanted to give him the 30 cents that he had. That was literally all the money Justus has! Dad didn't want to for several reasons including it's just 2 coins, we may make him angry!
I almost told my son, "Let's wait to give until we at least have one dollar." But I didn't. I rolled down my window, hoping that this individual wouldn't be offended or hurt that I only gave him the 30 cents. I then said, "I'm sorry man, I don't have any cash on me, but my son back here wants to give you everything he has right now. He just turned 5!"
And my God...
The smile on that man's face lit UP the intersection and he said to Justus, "God bless you little man! Thank you so much!"
But that's not it. Our son's pure and genuine act of kindness also caused a chain reaction behind us AFTER the light turned green in rush hour traffic- and it wasn't a chain reaction of people impatiently honking their horns!
The number of people who rolled down their windows last second after his gesture to give to this man was simply incredible. Oh yes, I was paying close attention to the rear view... I typically do in hopes that someone else will give if I can't.
Who knew it'd be our 5-year-old to start the blessing??