Forrest told Monty and I a story the other night-- He was going into to Quick Trip for gas after the big snow, and saw a gentleman, who was obviously in need, sitting out front to possibly pick up an extra buck, or a warm cup of coffee from kind strangers as they walked in and out.
The man had a dog with him that he had put two warm coats on, while he was only wearing one light coat in the sub freezing temperatures. The dog was obviously his very best friend in the world, and probably one of his only true, unconditional companions. Forrest said as he walked by, the man was kissing the bundled up pup right on the nose, and speaking to him lovingly.
When Forrest walked back out he handed him some money, and started to walk on to his truck. The gentleman yelled to him within a few seconds. He told Forrest that he had accidentally given him a 20 dollar bill which was wrapped in a single. Forrest smiled at him and said, "no man, I meant to do that!"
Forrest was blown away by the less than fortunate man's honesty, and love for the dog that he was unselfishly taking such good care of.
His story gave me tears, and made my heart happy, knowing that Forrest was moved by the experience of giving, and also by witnessing the love and compassion shown by the cold man with the warm dog~
Tis always the season to give to others, even if you don't have much to give--