Source: Jessica Bell
38-year-old Maurice Anderson did a remarkable act of kindness while riding the Chicago subway one day. Anderson gave his brand new $260 boots to a homeless man whose feet were on the verge of frost bite from wearing a flimsy pair of worn down running shoes.
Anderson at first hesitated giving up his pricey boots, but then asked the homeless man what his size shoe was and the man responded he was a size 12 --Maurice is a 12-and-a-half, and began unlacing his boots.
Maurice luckily had an extra pair of boots for himself in a suitcase he was carrying, since he was on his way to visit his daughter.
The entire act of kindness was witnessed by attorney & advocate Jessica Bell, she wrote, “These shoes are nice too, but not as nice as the boots. They would have fit the old man just as well, but they were not what this old man needed.” Especially because he believed his feet might already have frostbite.
“If you’ve got 20 pairs of shoes, you can only wear one at a time,” Anderson told Good News Network. “I wished I’d had more socks.”
Bell told Good News Network, “The reason I posted about Maurice is because we’ve all given, or see people give food, or money to the homeless, but I have never seen someone give the clothes off their back so unselfishly and so humbly."
Maurice Anderson, 38
Source: Maurice Anderson