Brotherly Love and caring

      We each have gone through periods during which a hand reaching out to steady us has been much needed.  We all have a debt we owe to those who stand in the gap for our peace of mind.  So small a gesture can mean the world.

        This is the story of one person's actions when confronted by a person who qualified for both reasons.

          Max Zahir was in his vehicle at a gas station earlier this week when a homeless man approached him and asked if he had any change he could spare.

“What do you need the change for?” Zahir said he inquired.

Turns out the homeless man is a veteran who told Zahir he hadn’t eaten since the previous day.

But instead of giving the man change, Zahir did him one better: He said he asked the man to hop in his vehicle so Zahir could buy him a meal.

A video camera in Zahir’s vehicle captured what happened next.

 

The pair pulled into a drive-thru of what appears to be a Carl’s Jr. restaurant, and Zahir handed the grateful vet a drink and some food.

Afterward when the pair were about to part ways, Zahir made the vet a promise.

 

“I go to work every day around 4 o’clock, OK?” he told the vet. “If you meet me at that gas station I’m going to buy you lunch … OK? I just want to do something, and then maybe one day you get to your feet just pay it forward, OK?”

The homeless vet said he would, and before he opened the passenger door, he said, “God bless you, brother” and began to cry.

Zahir offered the man a hug, and vet told a him a bit more of what life has been like for him.

 

“Thank you, Max,” he said in between sobs. “Nobody showed me this much kindness in a while.”

“It’s just a small thing,” Zahir replied. “You served this country, and you deserve better.”

The homeless vet noted, “There’s a lot of us out here, bro.”

In Zahir’s video description, he said the idea behind him posting the clip is that “not every homeless person asks for money to buy drugs” and “to raise awareness for our homeless veterans.”

To that end, Zahir started a GoFundMe page to raise money to buy sleeping bags and food for homeless veterans as winter approaches.

He also offered the homeless vet a job at his restaurant, Celebrities Sports Grill Yucaipa in California, Inside Edition reported.

 

 

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Comments (16)

  1. noahbody

    Tears… a beautiful story.

    November 19, 2015
    1. SEC

      Indeed a beautiful example for us all

      November 19, 2015
      1. noahbody

        Yes indeed.

        November 19, 2015
  2. rebecca2013

    moving….

    November 19, 2015
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  3. Walkaboutman

    Brought tears to my eyes. Bring on the love. Awesome.

    November 19, 2015
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  4. fierylady

    How wonderful!

    November 19, 2015
    1. SEC

      Couldn’t say it better

      November 19, 2015
  5. wonderwall79

    Good to know the human element of love still resides in some of us
    Brilliant

    November 19, 2015
    1. SEC

      I seek these things out as a counterpoint to all the anger, doom and gloom that makes up most of the news cycle.

      November 19, 2015
  6. wonderwall79

    Yep it makes for a wonderful change I tip my hat at that
    I like it

    November 20, 2015
    1. SEC

      That makes me happy

      November 20, 2015
  7. wonderwall79

    Excellent if makes me too

    November 20, 2015