It was the former president of the United States of America Barrack Obama that famously said “change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” So many people desire and wish for the world to experience the much needed positive change that would make the world a better place but very few people take action to effect the change they desire and one of such people is a Massachusetts woman named Sofia Andrade who is being praised for her noble act of kindness that helped change the life of a homeless man for good.
Glenn Williams has been homeless for three years because of some wrong decisions he took in the past. If a fortune teller had told him on that cold February night that his fortune was about to change he wouldn’t have believed him. But as providence would have it Sofia was at a stop sign in New Bedford, Massachusetts, when she played a scratch ticket and found out she had won $200.
As soon as she looked up she saw Williams right in front of her, “I knew that the money never really belonged to me”. Andrade told WCVB “This money was meant to help him.” Realizing that the money was meant to help the homeless man she immediately called him to her car and told him that she wanted to take him to Dunkin Donuts to buy him a cup of coffee.
On hearing this Williams could not control his emotion as tears uncontrollably flowed from his eyes down to his cheeks, “He was so overwhelmed by just the generosity of coffee that he just couldn’t stop crying,”
Williams probably thought that all he would get is a cup of coffee but providence was not yet done with him, while speaking with Andrade he told her that he had been on the streets because no local homeless shelters had room for him it was then that Andrade knew that she wanted to do even more for him, she then used the rest of her winnings to pay for a motel room for Williams for two nights.
After getting home Andrade took to Facebook and shared the story in a post which was shared hundreds of times, across several timelines and pages, it wasn’t long after the post was shared that people started messaging her wanting to contribute their quotas to help Williams, she then launched a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign to help change Williams life for better and as reported by WFXT to “help give Glenn a second chance.”
The story really inspired many to do more for Williams, a local barber after hearing the whole story, for instance, offered to give Williams a free haircut, some other people in the area also donated various goods and services to help him out, appreciating all that had been done to him he said “there’s a lot of good people in this world,” I’m overwhelmed with all the help, and I just want to thank everybody.”
Andrade is being praised and extolled for her topnotch kindness, as one Facebook user puts it “her kindness is so enlightening. Having been in a homeless shelter after losing everything to poor choices, I can appreciate what she did. Like it was said to me, not everyone is looking for a handout, but a hand up” another user added, “The goodness in this woman would put most others to shame”.
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