On Sunday, after church, we went to a local Wendy's for lunch, with my son and one of his daughters. After we got seated and began to eat, I watched 3 young boys (about 12-13) who had come in with in-line skates on, but took them off and placed them under some tables.
Two of the boys went up to the counter to order food. They sat at a separate tables, but close to each other. I ate my meal, and surreptitiously watched them. One of the boys gave the foodless one the tomato off his hamburger and a few fries. Then the other boy gave that one the lettuce from his sandwich. He ate very quickly, and sat patiently, as though waiting.
Finally, the first boy gave one half of his burger to the kid with no food. He ate quickly, almost inhaling the sandwich. Then the second boy gave half of his food to him. He ate it all, quietly, not saying a word that I could hear or see. Just when I thought they were leaving, the first boy bought another hamburger, and split it with the other kid.
That scene has stayed with me for 2 days. I was so impressed with the kids who gave up their food to the other one, who obviously could not afford to buy anything. But what I now wish, is that I had bought a meal and given it to him. Why did that not occur to me until well after we had left the restaurant?
What would you have done?