If you don't feel like getting all misty-eyed and warm and fuzzy today, you might want to skip this story. She's a doozy. A post recently went viral on Reddit about how a homeless veteran by the name of Tony and a beautiful, young girl formed an unlikely and touching friendship. Apparently, the pair met when the girl kept seeing Tony outside of her workplace. They began talking every day, and then the talking eventually led to lunch. And then lunch led to ... something so crazy it's hard to believe. Tony's gift to this woman -- and the reason behind it -- will truly astound you.
According to the girl, who has remained unnamed, Tony recently helped her through one of the hardest times of her life. She wrote in a blog post: "I was walking outside still feeling sorry for myself listening to self-loathing music when I felt a tap on the shoulder. It was Tony. Tony looks at me more seriously than he usually does and says he has something for me. From his army jacket pocket, he pulls out a watch head. Tony takes my hand and gently places the broken antique in my palm. He says to me, 'I don't have much but I wanted you to know that you have done what many others would not simply by being my friend.'"
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Anyone else have something in their eye right now? Wow. Tony could have done anything with that piece of jewelry -- sold it for food or clothes; pawned it. But he chose to give it to his friend; his friend who has so much more than he does. Goes to show you that relationships between people supersede anything material -- even if you're in dire need of life's basic material things. What this woman gave Tony was worth so much more than anything the antique watch could have gotten him.
After she received the incredibly sweet gift from Tony, she wrote: "When you reach out and do something kind for someone less fortunate, you get back not only what you gave, but infinitely more."
And, man, is she right.
Are your "allergies" suddenly acting up right now?
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