Shoes are very important to the modern man. For as long as people have been walking around, shoes have been a staple of our lives. From the functional to the decorative, shoes are a big deal, and when a Winnipeg, Canada, bus driver saw a homeless man walking without shoes, he knew what he had to do. He gave the guy the very shoes off his feet. Bus driver Kristian Doubledee stopped his bus, jumped out, and gave a homeless man his shoes. Then he jumped back up on the bus and continued on about his day.
“Suddenly, the bus driver yelled, ‘Hey buddy’ – and he got off the bus and went out to a man,” said Denise Campbell, who both witnessed the act of charity and wrote the blog post that broke the story. ”One of the ladies sitting in front of me got up and asked him or said to him, ‘That was the most amazing thing I have ever seen.’”
According to Doubledee, the charitable act is only part of his philosophy of life: ”Usually when I get up in the morning, I’ve got a few rituals. One was if I see somebody in need or with a disability I ask the Lord…to help them out, help them along. And the second day I’d seen him…I was pulling up, the light was red, downtown…and I’d seen the gentleman walking across the street and in his bare feet. You could tell, you know, being two days that he was sore. So I just put on my four-ways and pulled the bus over and asked the guy, I said ‘Where’s your shoes? He said, ‘I don’t have any.’ I said, ‘If I give you a pair of shoes will you keep them?’ He said ‘Yes,’ so I gave him mine.”
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