Matthew Resendez is a young boy with a big heart whose act of kindness went a long way and serves as a perfect example of how no good deed goes unnoticed. Since he was a young boy his mother taught him how to treat everyone with respect no matter the social status of the people. He always knows how to lend a helping hand to everyone in need. Matthew’s mother is happy to raise a boy who doesn’t have any prejudice towards those who are different or less fortunate.
One day, while Matthew was at work at Burger King, a homeless man entered the place. He was untidy and wearing some scruffy clothes. He had a handful of coins and it was obvious he was hungry.
He didn’t beg for mercy but asked the young Matthew what he could afford to get with the money he had.
Even though Matthew was aware those coins weren’t enough to even for the cheapest meal the restaurant offered, he didn’t turn the man away, but instead, he did the most amazing thing, he showed sympathy towards someone who needed it the most.
Once Matthew shared the story with his mother, she felt like she had to pass it along so that more people see how ‘karma works.’
This is what Michelle, the mom, posted.
“Proud mom moment!
Matthew worked this evening and a homeless gentleman walked in the restaurant with 50 cents and asked if there was anything on the menu he could buy.
Matthew asked him what he would order if he could, and the man said anything would help his hunger pains…”
“So Matthew rung him up for a hearty meal and then used his own debit card to pay for the man’s meal.
He handed him the receipt and told him to relax and take a seat. The story could end there and it would be a happy ending, but apparently, a woman watched my son during his random act of kindness.
Not only did she write the company to let them know about the caring employee they had working for them, [but] she also rewarded my son with a very generous tip!
So proud to be his mom and I can pat myself on the back knowing that I’ve played a part in raising this big-hearted young man.”
Maybe if it was another employee they would tell the homeless man to leave the restaurant without offering anything to eat, but Matthew is not one of those people. He is a very special young man who wants to change the way homeless and poor people are treated and he was rewarded because of that.
Millions of people have heard the story of Matthew and everyone believes that what he did restores our faith in humanity and tells us things may turn out better if more young people follow his example.