We saw you do a nice thing

San Francisco, July 2013. I enjoyed a foamy soy latte in the sun during my break. A homeless guy walked by and kept staring at it, so I asked him if he wanted something too. He said he preferred an ice tea.

I’m mad about my foam so I went inside to get him something and asked the barista if I could pay for it in a few, to prevent my foam from going to waste while waiting in line  

After the guy took off with his drink and I went back to get the check, the shop owner said he’d put it on the complimentary tab. “Don’t worry about it, we saw you do a nice thing.” 

I heart SF. #peoplearekind

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