I volunteer at a type of homeless shelter once a week and it is a very humbling experience. If you know me at all you know I'm a wanna-be Social Worker but never finished the schooling necessary. So serving in the community is my way of helping that aspiration.
The other day we had a tender "Oliver" moment. You know the scene where Oliver asks for more of whatever they served him and the caretakers are appalled that he would make such a request. For those of us who have a heart ( and we all do) it breaks our heart because you know the poor boy is hungry.
Okay the "Oliver" moment. We were serving lunch and a little boy came up and asked for another cookie (he had already had one). The volunteer serving the cookies told the boy he could only have one...meaning the one he already had had.
The boy looked at him and said "One?".
"Only one." The volunteer repeated. So the boy reached over and only took one cookie.
I thought it was the cutest thing ever.