Maurice Anderson, a Chicago man helped a homeless man by giving him the snow boots off his feet.
In Chicago, a city currently reeling under sub-zero temperatures, a wonderful instance of heartwarming humanity has emerged. On January 13, attorney and Chicago-resident Jessica Bell shared a story on Facebook about a young man who gave his snow boots to an old, homeless man wearing only torn gym shoes. The incident occurred on a local train.
“His feet are so swollen he’s wearing the tattered gym shoes he has with the back folded down; like slip-ons. I don’t know how many pairs of socks he’s wearing in an attempt to keep his feet warm but there is blood seeping through,” writes Jessica in her post.
Opposite the old man stands Maurice Anderson, wearing ‘new, expensive’ snow boots. Shoes built for a snowy winter.
On noticing his swollen feet, Jessica writes that Maurice quietly takes his snow boots off and gives them to the unnamed homeless man. He also gives him a pair of new socks from his suitcase.
“The young man puts on a spare pair of shoes from the suitcase. These shoes are nice too, but not as nice as the boots. They would have fit the old man just as well, but they were not what this old man needed,” writes Jessica.
The post has gone viral on Facebook with over 9,000 shares and 18,000 reactions.
“The best story I have read in a long while. God Bless him,” writes one person in the comments section. “Thanks for sharing this heartwarming story!” says another.