Unfortunately, it comes somewhat naturally for most of us to judge other people without really knowing them. We’re all a product of our pasts, shaped by our upbringing and experiences. But it’s important to look through all of that and remember that judging someone by their outward appearance truly is like only reading the cover of a book. And maybe the inside flap at best. Here’s a guy’s personal post that drives that point home.
So, there you have it. Don’t make hurtful assumptions about other people, especially those that you are already assuming want to kill you. Because that makes no sense. Share this guy’s experience with others. Spread the no-judging message.
With the loss of his father weighing heavily on his mind, Johnny Cavazos, a businessman and property owner, found himself unable to sleep and decided to take a late-night drive to check on some of his properties.
Driving around in his father’s truck was a sentimental experience. He had a few of his father’s possessions in the vehicle, which made him feel like he was right there with him. He was reminded of the amazing man his father was.
At one of his properties, Cavazos found some unwanted debris, so he began clearing the garbage and putting it in the back of his truck. During the cleaning process, he noticed a homeless man approaching. He expected the man to ask for money, but instead, he offered to help Cavazos clean up.
While the two worked, the homeless man shared that he had been living at a local church. He had been working a series of odd jobs without pay and had no food or water. Touched by the man’s story, Cavazos took him to a Whataburger for a bite to eat.
After Cavazos purchased the man’s meal, the pair became better acquainted.
Cavazos told the man that his truck belonged to his father, and showed him the funeral card he kept in it. After taking a look at the photo on the card, the homeless man realized that he knew Cavazos’ father and mother.
Avi Gandhi is more than just a store owner. He’s a good friend to his loyal customers in Levittown, Long Island. Times were tough for Avi, who works 7 days a week. This forced him to miss important moments with his family, like when his wife Bharati battled cancer last year. As sales declined, he could barely afford to pay his rent and was getting worried that he might have to close his store. He didn’t want to become another failed business in the neighborhood strip mall.
Avi had no idea what surprise his loyal customers had in store. On what would normally be a slow Saturday, dozens of customers filled his small store. Everyone purchased dusty items off his shelves in what they called a “Cash Mob for Avi.”
When Avi started to catch on to what was happening, his emotions took over.
What a nice thing to do for someone in your community. Liz Morrison, who made this film, says she did it as a joyous celebration of the average small business owner, and to say thank you to an all around great guy. I bet Avi is enjoying his town even more after this event. I know I would.