A homeless man is praising the Lord after kind-hearted strangers unexpectedly gave him a “new beginning” by helping him get back up on his feet.
Kenneth Smith was a homeless man in Fort Worth, Texas. Without having anywhere to go, he sat outside an Outback Steakhouse, and that was when his life started to change.
A woman who left the restaurant spotted Kenneth and approached him. She asked if he was okay, and he answered her honestly that he was not okay. The kind-hearted woman then gave him a $100 gift card for Outback Steakhouse just so he could have a warm meal.
After he had a warm meal, Laura, the managing partner for the restaurant, spoke with him. Laura asked him to came back anytime to have warm meals.
“I said, ‘Hey, I don’t ever want you to want for food or go hungry,'” Laura said in an interview. “I want you to always have somewhere that you can get a warm meal.”
After five months of coming in for some warm meals, Laura offered him a job at the restaurant. From being a homeless man sitting outside the steakhouse, Kenneth now works as a waiter in the same food chain.
However, the Lord’s blessing for Kenneth didn’t just end there. Wanting to help him find a place to stay, Laura posted on a Facebook group asking for recommendations. But the generous strangers in the group went the extra mile to help him get back on his feet again.
Many offered to pay for Kenneth’s six weeks stay at the nearby Extended Stay hotel. Others also gifted him over $2,200 cash, a bicycle for his transportation, clothes, kitchen items, and groceries.
In the recent interview with WFAA, Kenneth is praising God for his goodness and for giving him a new beginning in life.
“I think it’s so much of a good blessing,” Kenneth said. “And it’s wonderful just to have people these days that’ll do things for you. This is a whole new beginning that God has blessed me with. So I’m trying to get on this right, good track that He wants me to stay on.”
Reference: Christian Headlines