This morning, like most other mornings, I got out of my warm bed in my small, but comfortable, house and started my morning routine. I took a hot shower, brushed my teeth (with an electric toothbrush no less), and put on clean clothes before I started my day.
I didn’t think about what I would do if I didn’t have a comfortable bed, a hot shower, or my choice of clean clothes at any point during the procedure. I didn’t consider all of the people who go without those basic “needs” on a daily basis, and how fortunate I am to have them. This narrative halted me in my tracks and caused me to reflect!
Bobby, a homeless man in Rome, New York, had an altercation with Rome police officer Aaron Page. Page took the time to speak with Bobby, and after a lengthy discussion, Bobby revealed what he really wants: Many of us take for granted amenities like a hot shower and a haircut on a daily basis. With
Page invited Bobby to come to the police station the next morning. Also, there to help that day were Sgt. Frank Fragapane, George Gebo, and Jeff Buckley. After a warm shower, they gave Bobby some new, clean clothes—jeans, a button-up shirt, and new tennis shoes. Next, it was time for a hair makeover.
Bobby’s beard and hair were thick and matted, but the officers cleaned him up in no time, giving Bobby a brand new look. Before leaving the station, the cops had another gift for Bobby: A bag full of donated clothes. “Bobby left looking like a whole new person and couldn’t thank us enough,” the department wrote.
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