The Simple Moments | Mallory Weggemann

August 5, 2014 6:25 PM

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The other day while driving home from the grocery store with a car full of groceries, my mother saw an unforgettable scene that many of us have seen countless times, sometimes on a daily basis. There was a young man in weathered clothing standing on the side of the road by a stoplight with a torn sign, a young woman by his side and a thin frail dog by hers. A young couple, which could have been any one of us in a moment of hardship. As the light turned green my mother continued to drive, passing the couple and making her way home, asking herself the same questions that we all do in those moments.

After continuing less than a mile down the road, she found herself turning around and returning to the grocery store, hoping that the couple would still be there when she returned. After picking up sandwiches, cheese sticks, and various other snacks, as well as bottled waters, and some dog food she ...

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