Not all homeless people are there because of bad moral character. Some times the world just tries to starve the good out of someone. –T.J.
There I was, sitting on the coffee shop patio at the corner of Lonsdale and 29th, engaged in a business meeting.
As we were talking, I was trying to stay focused on the topic at hand, but my ears picked up the familiar sound of shopping cart on sidewalk. I glanced to see a dusty, scruffy man pushing his cart full of empty bottles and cans.
What I saw next took my breath away.
The man manoeuvred his full cart to the corner, pressed the button, and waited. When the walking signal flashed, he proceeded to cross. I was so intent on him I didn’t notice that on the other side a frail, old lady with a walker was also waiting to cross. They met right where the sidewalk sloped to the road.
The man navigated his cumbersome cart around the lady-obstacle who had by now lost her chance to make it…
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