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Kindness on the Train Platform
Two weeks ago, I was on the Amtrak train platform waiting for the early train to Albany, N.Y. There were a few of us on the platform. None of us knew each other.
A man and his wife said something to me, like, "Do you want this copy of the newspaper." I said "No, but thank you. I can't read anything till I have a cup of coffee in me."
A young man overheard me and said, "There's a coffee vending machine inside the station." The man was covered in tattoos. He had an erring. He looked like a gang member, but you can't judge a book by its cover.
I wasn't carrying any cash on me, and said, "I'll wait till I get on the train so I can use my credit card."
He said, "No, here, get yourself a cup of coffee." He handed me the 60 cents. He made my day. I thanked him and got my cup of coffee. It wasn't the coffee that made my day. It was his kindness.
Nope, you can't judge a book by its cover.
Let's always seek to serve others in ways big and small!
— Michael, Albany, N.Y.
Our Lord tells us through St. Faustina, "I demand from you deeds of mercy which are to arise out of love for Me" (Diary of St. Faustina, 742).
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