Buffalo 4 Year Old Helps The Homeless: Tell Me Something Good
Today’s TMSG is compliments of our friend Gabrielle Mediak at News 4 Buffalo…
The holiday season is a magical time for kids.
To get into the spirit, Stephanie Fike and her 4-year-old son Leo went to deliver a letter to Santa on Elmwood Avenue.
On their way, they saw a homeless man on the street and Leo being so young, wanted to know what he was doing and why he was there.
The man asked Leo’s mom for money. So Leo and his mom looked through their diaper bag and found some "Scooby Snacks,” which Leo gave to the man. But Leo wanted to do more...
“He wanted the man to come home with them and for Mom to make him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.”
So he came up with the next best thing.
Leo soon realized that in his words “Everybody who sleeps on the street doesn’t have a home,”
So he decided to make “Blessing Bags” with items like a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, hand warmers, granola bars, and water.
“It also has soap for a shower and hand wipes,” said Leo.
They’ve already made six bags to have on hand, in case they run into someone in need again.
His mom says she couldn’t be more proud and she hopes Leo’s act of kindness inspires others.
And if that has you thinking...What’s the best Christmas gift you can give? How about a hot, nourishing meal for someone who’s hungry for just $1.98.
During such a challenging year filled with illness, so many people in our community are struggling. You can help bring them comfort and joy through the hot meals, safe shelter, and life-restoring guidance your gift provides at Buffalo City Mission.
Share comfort and joy with those in need in Western New York.