Friday, March 28, 2008

Do the right thing

I read a story today that made me happy about how some people deal with bad situations. I don't know if doing what this man did is always the best, but it certainly worked out well for him and the other person involved.

I hope I can always be willing to help and go the extra mile, as well. This guy's example helps me keep trying, because what he went through is harder than a lot of what I do.

So you know what I'm talking about, Julio Diaz, a 31-year-old social worker living in New York City, was headed to dinner after work and a teenager with a knife held him up and took his wallet.

As the kid walked away, Diaz told him to wait, and then offered him his coat so he wouldn't be cold if he planned to continue mugging through the night.

What happened next is eye-opening and heart-warming.
Read about it here.


Jenny said...

Thanks Jordan. That's a great story. More people should be like Diaz!

Ali said...

Whoa, they actually went to dinner?? (Sorry to give away the end of the story to anyone who hasn't read it yet) it took me a few days to get to reading it, but COOL. That is incredible.