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Sean, 1977-

“It is not just the kindness of the dollar, but the kindness of her noticing.”

I see kind moments all the time. That’s one of the beauties in living the way I do, you’re living off of humanity. Just fifteen minutes ago, before you walked up, I was sitting here, scraping a bowl, and this lady comes walking up and says, ‘I’ve seen you around, I love how you treat your dog’, and she handed me a dollar. It is not just the kindness of the dollar, but the kindness of her noticing.

There are also unkind moments. People yell at you, ‘Get a Job!’ People are not always too polite to the homeless. But the thing is, when you come to live the life that I’m living, you realize that even if people want to say something unkind like that, they often don’t, so you see more kindness.

There are more ‘God bless’ or ‘Good luck’. If people aren’t actually giving you something physically, they are giving you some type of encouragement. A word of mouth, or a hug. I can’t say that there is more kindness, but when people are kind it is more noticeable, it shines brighter, that’s for sure.

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