The Golden Rule: Treat others how you want to be treated. What so hard to understand about that. For this woman, she decided that she needed to make sure everyone knew her opinion over a homeless man resting in a McDonalds. Well it was her hateful post that brought the community together to change the man’s life. All it takes is kindness.
A woman walked into her local McDonalds and saw a homeless man resting at one of the seats. She then promptly decided she wasn’t a fan and posted to Facebook her following discussion with an employee (as seen above). “Just another reason for me to leave Fayetteville. I was in the McDonald’s in the middle of town and I saw this guy sleeping in the booth, I go and tell an employee that someone is asleep in their booth and her response was ‘oh yeah, we know hee hee, its okay’ and I said ‘not really but whatever.'” People can be hateful, especially when they know nothing of someone else’s circumstances.
A local reporter had reached out to the man, who is now identified as Simon Childs, and it had been revealed that he worked at the McDonald’s and was simply resting between shifts. Mr. Childs also told the reporter that his mother had recently passed so he was trying to make end meet for his child and himself. After this news was revealed, the community quickly came together to provide Mr. Childs with support by donating diapers, food, and even loaned him a car.
Look at him today! After his story became international news, he's upgraded his look and he's standing next to the car that was donated for him to borrow. He starts a new job next month. He's staying with someone who heard his story and took him in temporarily. pic.twitter.com/0bHLIAwDvK— Matt Johnson (@MattWSB) June 28, 2019
After this incident, a reporter met up with the woman who initially posted about Mr. Childs to get her opinion over the matter. The woman said she never meant to hurt him and would do it over if she had the opportunity. The two eventually met up and reconciled with Mr. Childs telling the woman “Thank you…for helping me pick up my life.”
Today he met the woman who made the original Facebook post that changed his life forever. She wanted to meet him to apologize. Their stories, tonight @ 11 on @wsbtv. pic.twitter.com/UcuS7nmIEM— Matt Johnson (@MattWSB) June 28, 2019
Looks like it’s happy endings for everyone. What do you think? Do you think the woman was justified in her post since it led to this man getting the help he needed? Let us know in the comments.