Wonderful story. Just the right amount of sweet, and a good lesson in empathy for everyone out there.
One pathetic can of mixed vegetables and a pack of noodles. An act of unexpected kindness. This little jewel just rattled my brain. Meg Oolders can write.
We need more Miles' in this world. A touching story.
Made me cry. More, please.
Awwwww. That warmed my heart.
Oh Meg, you tug at our heart strings and give us hope in humanity and in the Miles of this world. Also, that name of his. Perfect on so many levels. I'm happy you were able to step over your writer's block. Don't put too much pressure on yourself!
Hey, just because I make you cry doesn’t mean you need to make me cry! What a beautiful story and message, Meg. I absolutely loved it. Miles is a hell of a kid and a hero in my book.
You should be! It’s perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us! 🙌
Meg I found you through notes. I’m a mom of 2 under 2 and relate so deeply to the expression on this young moms face (even though I don’t have nearly as rough as she does). But the act of kindness and standing up for this girl and her child brings an ache to my heart for a world in which we can all take care of one another like this. Thank you for writing this.
Lovely story. Sooo glad he spit in the bag.
Such a beautiful tale. All the while I was hoping he’d have a compassionate soul, but being so young didn’t hold high hopes. I cheered when he gobbed in the nasty couples bag.
I’m glad you defeated your writers block.
Meg, this is utterly breathtaking. I am in absolute BITS having read this - it is so, so gritty, so real, so HUMAN. Thank you for such a wonderful read.
That was so lovely to read. I kept thinking that if I was in that line I would’ve paid for the poor girl. It’s not something I would usually think to do but your story made me want to be that person (and not the old nasty couple! Has life taught them nothing?!)
Fabulous, Meg. I love stories like this that dramatize a singular "moment." The redemptive humanity at the end pushed me over the edge! Way to go.🙌