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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    Really? Sometimes you just have to trust and if you get taken for a ride at least your heart is in the right place.,
    They weren't wearing shoes so i doubt vic park would look past that also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell's Silver Hammer View Post
    They weren't wearing shoes so i doubt vic park would look past that also.
    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    Really? Sometimes you just have to trust and if you get taken for a ride at least your heart is in the right place.,
    I agree. Sometimes its better to risk being taken for a ride rather than take no risk, & leave children to starve.

    OP, I think what you did was great, & it was the most you could have done. I would hope that if they have an ongoing issue,the father will seek support from a service that can provide more. A random act of kindness like yours is all people need sometimes to be reminded that there is still good in the world & people willing to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    Really? Sometimes you just have to trust and if you get taken for a ride at least your heart is in the right place.,
    Yup. I suppose for me if you give the $ to the owner of the business there's a chance it may end up in the intended hands. Give it to the 16 year old casual shop assistant.... Probably not.

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    A negative outlook on life will help no one. I would rather give abundantly and trust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    A negative outlook on life will help no one. I would rather give abundantly and trust.
    I would rather give moderately and have my givings be assured of going to someone in need.

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    I'd probably give them money to be honest . I usually give money if someone asks. If it's a con it's a con, nothing I can do about it. Thank God that's not me begging.

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    I just give.
    I don't need to know that someone is worthy or proper or grateful.
    I'm privileged enough to just give.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell's Silver Hammer View Post
    And what if it is a con? You would let kids suffer?
    Nope absolutely not, would still give them food or purchase food for them, but then I also think involving a service that can help them long term if it is actually needed is better than a one off hand out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Yup. I suppose for me if you give the $ to the owner of the business there's a chance it may end up in the intended hands. Give it to the 16 year old casual shop assistant.... Probably not.
    Wow...seriously? What a terrible way to think. Gosh VP, I really hope you change your mind about kids and teens as your kids get older. I find it really sad that you could come to the conclusion that a teenage employee would be more likely to steal (ie pocketing money not intended for them) than to do the right thing and hand the cash to their boss, letting them know what it is for
    I echo what everyone else has said here....tried my best to get this family some food.

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    The town where I live actually has a program where at certain shops you can leave some money on a tab for someone in need.

    That man put his dignity aside to ask for help. You don't throw that back and someone and question their motives. I would rather be taken advantage of than let a child go hungry.

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