We recently had a little winter storm come through Sioux City, IA area on Friday. While I was out plowing lots, I came across a homeless guy huddled up in the corner trying to keep warm.
At first I thought it was just a cardboard box so I got out of the truck and that's when I found out there was someone in it. This man had summer clothing on and had nothing for winter. I went back to the truck and got out my coveralls, hoodie, stocking cap, gloves and some cash I had in my wallet (so he could get some food) and gave them to this poor man. He needed these items way more than I did.
I felt this was a good deed to do and was my way of giving and maybe saving someone from freezing to death. It isn't a plowing story, but a story of good faith. I'm betting there's someone like this in many of lots or parking ramps that others are plowing and they just pass right by them without even blinking.
Like I tell my employees, take a moment and just think if that was you sitting there and someone pushes snow all over you and you are already freezing cold, how would you feel? Then think if someone gave you all their winter clothes and some money, how would you feel then?
It's life changing when you think about it. So to everyone out plowing, if you see someone like this, give them few dollars or some clothing. Or go get them food and bring back to them. Don't just cover them in snow and keep going.
You'll be helping someone and you'll feel a lot better afterwards. I know I did.