In which I was schooled…

No school for the kid today, so she took her (HARD EARNED) allowance and headed off, with me, to buy herself something at Target. A man walked up to our car and told us that he and his family were homeless and hungry. I told him that I didn’t have any cash. The kid immediately leaned over and said, “I do!” and gave him ALL HER ALLOWANCE. She didn’t sort through an internal debate over the power dynamics at play. She didn’t ponder what he might use the money for and if that would be good for him. She didn’t even question if he was being honest. And she didn’t just give him the couple of $1 bills she had. She gave him everything. She gave it gladly. Then we went on with our day. And I was in awe.

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