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Woman shares selfies after touching act of kindness and 'revolution' in honor of homeless man

‘On the way to grab a water, I saw a homeless man sitting, red-faced and shaky. ‘Are you OK?’: Woman defends homeless man in ‘convenience store revolution’

“I grabbed two waters. The lady in front of me turned around, hands on hips, and told me I was enabling that ‘homeless person’ (with a sneer) and I shouldn’t be wasting my money on him. She proceeded to tell me I should be ashamed, that it should be illegal to beg for money and illegal to give money. I may have inadvertently started a revolution in the convenience store today.”

‘At 41 years old, I felt pregnant. ‘But how could I be? I have an IUD.’: Woman births rainbow baby after multiple miscarriages, becomes birth mom in adoption to give back

“I thought about abortion. But one day, scrolling through Facebook, I saw a post from a childhood neighbor. She had a friend who, with her wife, were looking to adopt. People judged me. ‘Even though you hate the father, don’t hate the baby.’ I knew exactly what it felt like to want a baby more than anything and not be able to have one. It was my time to help.”

‘Well, the baby is your half-brother. Not your brother.’ The pediatrician corrected my daughter. I was completely taken aback.’: Woman reminds us ‘love’ is what makes family, ‘There is nothing half about it!’

“I’m ashamed I didn’t immediately put him in his place. Instead, our 10-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER did it for me. As soon as those words left his mouth, her face filled with indignation. ‘He is my brother. Not my half-brother. My brother! And that is what you will call him.’ It was the first time anyone referred to my sweet new baby as anyone’s ‘half-brother’ and it stung. Half siblings are siblings. PERIOD.”

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