The story of a Homeless Man and a Family portraying the real essence of Christmas

Christmas season evokes emotions in everyone. While most people think of buying gifts for their near and dear ones and do up their homes with beautiful decor and goodies, this is what this family did when they spotted a homeless man on the street.

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1 The Close Knit Family was out shopping one Evening

Christmas season brings with it a lot of joy and positivity. People begin shopping well in advance as there is a lot on their to-do list. Gifting is one of the main highlights during Christmas. People take a lot of care in choosing gifts for their near and dear ones. This family was also out shopping one cold night when they spotted a homeless man. The head of the family could not take his eyes of the homeless man and was quite perturbed seeing his state.

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2 Homeless Man Offers to Help the Family in Loading the Christmas tree

The family buys a huge Christmas tree and tries to place it upon the roof of their car. Being heavy the father tries to do it alone. Just then the homeless man they had spotted comes along to help him load the tree. The father becomes highly emotional after this. As he drives away he cannot help thinking about this man.

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3 He Remains Preoccupied through the next few days

Over the next few days, he remains preoccupied and cannot concentrate in his work. His thoughts are fixed on that homeless man. Something about the homeless man is magnetic and he is drawn towards him.

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4 The Next Day he goes searching For the Homeless man

The next day he goes searching for the homeless man and enquires about him to many homeless people. Finally one person relates to the description given by him and directs him to a place where he could be found.

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5 He finds the Homeless Man

Finally he spots the homeless man and the man gestures to his wife and two kids sitting on the staircase with nowhere to go. The man feels for them and immediately goes over to them with his wife and greets them warmly. He then asks his kids to give their toys to the homeless mans kids. After which the two families bond in warmth.

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6 The essence of Christmas

This story brings out the spirit of Christmas. The real joy of giving is more when one gives to the needy people. As one lights up the lives of the needy people, the darkness from our own lives is lifted.

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So, this Christmas season, why don’t we all do something for the needy?

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