19 July 2013

Little Boy, Big Heart

I wanted to share a really sweet story about my nephew with you all in hopes it might brighten your day just a bit.

Yesterday my sister was running some errands with her six year old son, Colin, and while leaving the shopping mall they were at he said he was hungry. Being in a rush, they stopped at McDonald's in the food court and grabbed some lunch to go. Colin munched on some fries in the back of the car, and was excited when he peeled off his monopoly game pieces and won a free Big Mac.

While stopped at a red light, he spotted a man with a grocery cart sitting on a corner and asked my sister why the man would be outside in the heat. Continuing on their way, my sister explained that the man was probably homeless.

Not quite sure what that meant, he asked his mother to explain. After she told him what it meant, he grew very concerned and told her to turn the car around because he needed to give his meal to the man.

They turned around and pulled up to the curb where the man was. My sister rolled down the window and asked if the man was hungry. He replied, "Very" and my sister handed him the food along with the ticket for a free sandwich, per my nephew's request.

The man got the biggest smile on his face and gave a thumbs up as they drove off. After my sister praised her son for his good deed, he told her that despite being hungry himself, he had had breakfast that day and the homeless man probably hadn't. To him, it was no big deal.

I can't believe what a sweet, compassionate young man my nephew is blossoming into and I couldn't be more proud of him! That's a very big thing for someone so small to do.



12 Thoughts :

Sara July 19, 2013 at 7:41 PM  

Kudos to your sister for raising such a sweet soul. I am sure that smile will stay with him for the rest of his life and encourage him to Give. Sometimes something so small and from someone so small can make the biggest ripple.

Michelle O July 19, 2013 at 8:34 PM  

This just made me tear up. So sweet!

Sarah July 19, 2013 at 8:38 PM  

I literally have tears in my eyes and can only hope that someday Drew become the wonderful person Colin already is. Awesome story.

Fiona July 19, 2013 at 10:32 PM  

Wow.. tears.. that is just the story I needed tonight. What a sweet boy!

Stephanie July 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM  

That is the sweetest! His parents sure are doing a good job and any girl would be lucky to get him once he gets older!

Marjorie July 21, 2013 at 1:19 PM  

Wow, what a sweet kid! Great story.

Nessa July 22, 2013 at 9:34 AM  

Aww so sweet. I might be in tears a little. You know she's doing something right :)

Shannon July 22, 2013 at 10:56 AM  

I seriously got chills. There needs to be more kids in this world like your nephew! :)

Krista July 24, 2013 at 11:34 AM  

That is so sweet and heartwarming! His selflessness is inspiring!

Hilary @ Peanut Butter Spoonfuls July 26, 2013 at 9:05 AM  

What a wonderful story!! I think we all hope to raise kids just like that, such a sweet and mature little boy!

Emilie July 27, 2013 at 6:24 AM  

What a great story! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Kasey Sutgrey July 31, 2013 at 4:17 PM  

Wow! your sister must be proud! What a gentlman!