Have you made friends with a street kid?

Philippines
March 15, 2013 10:04pm CST
Yesterday in our office which is also a warehouse and a factory, came in a 7-yo kid who was so dirty and smelled like she hasn't bathe in 2 or 3 days. She was not asking for anything except that she wanted to see what we were doing because she heard from the neighbors that we make soaps. Since production for soaps wasn't done inside a closed room, I let her in to observe from a distant seat. While we were doing our work, she was singing so happily as if not minding the people around. Some of the staff were also teasing her to take a bath because she does not smell good, they were just challenging her actually in a good way so she'll be convinced to take a bath everyday even if she lives in a shanty. At the end of the day, the staff gave her extra soaps from what we produced but said that she'll be able to take a bath if her parents will have money to get some water. Instead of letting her go home to take a bath, we let her take a bath in our wash area using our cooling shampoo and shower gel so she'd feel so refreshed. Can you imagine the look on her face? How would you really feel if you were like her? Would you do the same? For me, it was priceless to see her say, "I smell good!", with a beautiful smile.
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@nyssa102 (749)
• United States
25 Mar 13
Actually, I have not made friends with a street kid, But I have had regular homeless adults that I would give special attention to, in effect, care for. I made sure when I saw them that they had gloves, and money for food and a place to sleep. But I am not rich, so talked to a few homeless people on the street, and chose one to help. I love your post though. :)
@loyhardy (50)
• Kenya
16 Mar 13
You really did something great there.Most street kids rarely get a warm welcome from people like you did.Am sure she will have a story to tell
• United States
16 Mar 13
That was a very nice thing you did for her. I would ask to see if she could shower there again in a few days. I feel bad for people like her who have no water to shower with. I don't pay for water or heat so I am thinking of not moving out of here.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
16 Mar 13
Hi, It is very nice experience of making someone smile. You are very kind. You don't behave badly with that ugly girl. Parents of these poor children go for the work and they don't have time to look after their children and They don't have money to spend on soaps or on new clothes. People like you can help them We should help others and make them happy. It is a good deed which will help us to make our life happy.