The holiday season is upon us! Thanksgiving is just a week away, and in no time, people everywhere will be frantically shopping, decorating the house and playing Christmas music on repeat.
The Christmas season is a popular time to do generous things for those around us. May they be strangers or family members, one of the best ways to spread holiday cheer is by blessing others in unexpected ways.
Naturally, helping those in need is a common way to give back during the holiday season. Last December, one YouTube user and his two friends went homeless for a week. They raised money to help those who actually are homeless, by blessing them with gifts for Christmas.
After buying gifts, the three friends took to the streets and handed out simple necessities to those who need them.
One man is given a jacket. At first he seems taken back by the gesture, and very grateful. His joyful reaction that follows will literally bring you to tears! It truly shows how much the simple gift meant to him.
It’s the most touching and simple reminder that even the smallest act of kindness can radically change someone’s life. So as we approach the holiday season, my prayer is that we wouldn’t get so caught up in our “to-do’s” and shopping lists, but instead, take the time to care for others.