The Wandering Coat

The wandering coat needed someone to cover. We found that person over the weekend. A young man in his late 20s was sitting at the restaurant where we visited. He looked like someone hit him in the right eye. He kept scratching the area and combing his hair with his fingers. He looked scruffy and needy. He sat down waiting for something. Soon a woman came over and gave him a cup. He took it and went to get something to drink. My husband had an extra coat to give away. My husband went to the car and brought it to this young man. He told my husband he was waiting for some food. The people who came in with him were buying for him. He soon ate the food, put the jacket underneath his jacket and went on his way. This is probably the most satisfaction we would have during this Christmas season.

The idea of Christmas is not just to keep getting but to give when someone cannot return a gift to you. We were happy to do it, and grateful to see this man walk out and survive another day or so. Merry Christmas to all. I hope you will find gift giving is worthy when the return is only a smile or a thank you. Merry Christmas to all of you. ~Y. Alvarado

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