Friday, March 28, 2008

Julio Diaz and his new acquaintance

Thought this was a sweet story...
Julio Diaz has a daily routine. Every night, the 31-year-old social worker ends his hour-long subway commute to the Bronx one stop early, just so he can eat at his favorite diner.

But one night last month, as Diaz stepped off the No. 6 train and onto a nearly empty platform, his evening took an unexpected turn.

He was walking toward the stairs when a teenage boy approached and pulled out a knife.

"He wants my money, so I just gave him my wallet and told him, 'Here you go,'" Diaz says.

As the teen began to walk away, Diaz told him, "Hey, wait a minute. You forgot something. If you're going to be robbing people for the rest of the night, you might as well take my coat to keep you warm."
Read the rest of the story at NPR.org

Thanks to BoingBoing for the heads-up on this heart warming story. Reminded me of something somebody said once about turning the other cheek... going the extra mile and giving your shirt off your back. Nice!
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