This really did turn into a good story.
I am always saddened by how surprised people are at a genuinely nice gesture. It's crazy that we live in a world where that's the last thing so many people expect. I'm a people watcher. I see people with these hardened faces going about their business and it's nuts how something so small can brighten a person's entire face. It's crazy how often people say thank you for listening through their tears at work and I feel guilty because honestly I'm being paid to be there. I don't know....
You watch kids and how loving and accepting and happy they are and can't help but wonder sometimes, what the heck happens to us?
I love the fact that with either of the homeless men's videos, we don't hear their story. I love that because it doesn't matter!! A lot of times people want to hear the story so they can see if they should empathize with the person's situation first.
I must admit ONE thing irked me about this. How do you monitor someone's spending? Especially when you don't know if they were ever educated in personal finance? I am grown and married with kids and still learning how to manage my money. It's mine and every year is better than the last but I've had to teach myself because that wasn't something I learned at home. So if Eric was never taught money management and say.....spends "too much" on something the youtuber deems frivolous, what's the repercussions?