It turns out that happiness is much closer to us than we think. It is not a destination or an ephemeral moment in which everything suddenly falls into place, as it should or as we wanted.
You should be happy to see this world. Breathe the air without suffocating. Walk with your own feet, take a spoon, be able to take care of yourself without burdening anyone.
Not because there are people with disabilities in the world. But simply because tomorrow you may not have it.
This story took place in a restaurant in Douglasville, Georgia.
A man appeared at the door of the Cinco de Mayo Mexican café. Waiter Alex Ruiz paid attention to the fact that the stranger’s wrists were wrapped in bandages. There were no hands.
He sat down at a table, made an order and timidly asked if there was anyone who could feed him.
Alex did not hesitate to volunteer to help the poor fellow.
Ruiz sat down at the customer’s table when the order arrived and began to patiently spoon-feed him. The whole scene was watched by another waiter, Alex’s colleague, Reginald Widener.
It was he who told the entire world about the touching act of the guy.
22-year-old Alex reacted modestly to the sudden collapse of fame: “I sincerely wanted to help him, that’s why I agreed. I don’t think it’s worth much attention. I just wanted to help him.”
Altogether, Ruiz spent about half an hour feeding the visitor tacos, rice, and beans. Then he accepted the payment, took it to the cashier and returned the change back.
As befits a real hero, the guy soon forgot about this incident and continued to work.
However, all the conversations of colleagues that day were about his modest person. It is understandable! Not every day you meet people who are capable of such sincere, selfless and kind deeds.