Thursday, May 6, 2010

The best part of my day

Yesterday I had a very productive day. I went on 2 auditions, a callback, was put on hold for a commercial, went shopping with my mother and made a massive Italian dinner. After I cleaned up all the dishes my mother and I took my dog Taffy for a walk around the neighborhood. While walking we ran into a homeless man pushing a shopping cart with large dog tied to his cart. I've seen this gentleman many times because he frequents a restaurant at the end of my street and that always gives bones to his dog.

When my mother saw this man she was scared and hustled back to my apartment. I picked up Taffy so she wouldn't bark and walked over to him. I asked if he was hungry and liked Italian food. He yes to both questions and I sprinted back to my apartment and got the leftovers out of the fridge which were still hot. I packed up some silverware, napkins, a plate and a large bottle of water. I went outside and gave him the food and got to pet his dog named Cujo. Cujo was a very sweet dog and was sporting a pale blue sweater.

I spoke to this gentleman for a few minutes and he told me he was from New York and was excited to eat some Italian food since Los Angeles didn't have any good Italian restaurants. We shook hands and said goodbye and I came home skipping. I returned to my kitchen and started unloading my dishwasher and I noticed that I was singing. I went into my wife's office sat down on the floor in front of her and told her about the gentleman and dog that I met.

I had a very productive "Los Angeles" day full of work success but the best part of my day was talking to that guy and his dog. It made me so happy to actually do something that mattered that I started to cry. I've wanted to talk to that guy many many times but I didn't know how to go up to him and ask if he needed help.

I hope get to I see him and Cujo later today because I just made a batch of cookies.
Cookies

7 comments:

LB_Boi said...

I did the same thing on Tuesday but at a McDonald's. A homeless gentleman approached me while I was sitting in the drive through. Instead of instinctively locking my door while rolling up my window I asked him what he wanted for lunch.

He requested a cheeseburger, fries, and a milk. I told him to meet me at the end of the driveway.

I ended up getting him a water too, plus gave him my last $5. He started to cry and said, "Thank you. No one has ever cared."

I wish I could have done more than buy him lunch.

KIM said...

Thank you! Having a kind, caring heart is the best reward. (:

Dalice711 said...

It's nice to know how soft-hearted you are and not just a pretty face!:)
Random acts of kindness ranks #1 on my list anyday. It often makes me cry too.
Thanks for sharing. Tell us how he liked your cookies.They look yummy!

Laura said...

Wow! You really are the sweetest person ever.

Candace Jackson said...

We need more kind people like you in this world. Way to go Bridget! You totally rock!

Lainey said...

I remember working @ Baskin Robbins while in high school. I would always give ice cream to this homeless woman. She was very young early 20's maybe. She always sparked my curiosity as to how & why she became homeless. I never asked - wasn't sure how to. I got the feeling she stopped going to school at a very young age. I felt so bad for her, that I went home & asked my mom if I could bring her to the house so she'd have a place to stay, & that I wanted to teach her things like reading/writing - help her to get back on her feet......I ended up leaving the company for another job & always wondered whatever happened to her......

I think what you did was something that man & Cujo will never forget!

Liz said...

Food is always your best bet with the homeless....