>>>...I disagree. $100 doesnt go very far. But a YouTube video of a cop trying to help a homeless man is priceless. It went viral. I dont give nor do I encourage giving to homeless people. I give to the SA. I do believe in the Christmas spirit and that gesture by the cop got mine re-lit.<<<
But, when you find out the “homeless” man refuses offers to live with relatives, apparently sells the shoes for drugs or booze, and demands his “piece of the pie” from the photo of the generous cop helping his disgusting, ungrateful, self, it tends to quench any spirit of generosity in many people and replace it with a spirit of cynicism.
it tends to quench any spirit of generosity in many people and replace it with a spirit of cynicism.”
...you’re correct. It teaches a great lesson. Give. But not to homeless people. Put some thought into your giving. I like local giving.
Two years ago, about 10 miles from where I live, a Father of 4 murdered his wife and went to jail leaving his 4 young girls completely on their own. No relatives and some friends. We gave money to a fund that was set up for them.