When Eric Jason Pena walked into his local Starbucks he had no idea he was going to make a connection with a man that would last more than a lifetime.
Pena admits that the smell wasn’t the greatest in the world, but he chose to sit down anyways. Inside of the Starbucks there sat a man with his dog, unkempt and dirty the man still had managed to save up enough money to buy himself a coffee. The man was resting, using the free Wi-Fi while his dog slept peacefully beside him.
Throughout his whole drink, children would attempt to pet the dog, only to be pulled away by their worried parents. People inside were complaining and rolling their eyes. Apparently, this man who had paid for his own coffee with his own money, was disturbing them with his very presence.
After a 60-mile walk this homeless man’s shoes were disintegrating, when Pena noticed the man’s feet he decided he had to act immediately. He offered the man some boots that he kept in storage nearby, and after a short drive he gave the man his boots along with some clean white socks and even a nice warm meal.
The homeless man thanked Pena before he left to continue his journey. Pena reports that, as the homeless man walked away, he heard him saying to his dog, “I told you God was going to take care of us.”
Since then this story has gone viral for obvious reasons. With over 500,000 likes on Facebook, Pena himself remains humble and gives all of the credit to God Himself. Pena was just doing what anyone should have done when he made this homeless man’s life, and his dogs’s, a little bit easier.
What would you do if you saw a homeless man in need sitting in your local Starbucks? Please make sure to read Pena’s whole Facebook note below! It’s beautiful.
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