the fab four

today i saw three chinese kids (probably from the chinese pastry shop nearby) singing kid’s songs in chinese/english to a homeless person in the street. i bet they were all feeling a bit misplaced in the world (the kids were taken from their home land, school and friends to start life over in south america, and the homeless guy had to wear rags in the cold and sleep on a cardboard sheet on the pavement, ignored by the rest of the world except those three children). the kids were all laughing and dancing and the guy was smiling and clapping his hands. it was the most beautiful thing i have seen all day. i pointed the scene to a friend and she just shrugged, “whatever, this place stinks; let’s get out of here”. sometimes i feel really stupid for believing that moments like this are worth having to put up temporarily with a crowded bus station smelling of stale food and piss.

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  1. On a world where they are used to set homeless people alight with fire, this is a true beautiful inspiration and hope that all is not lost.