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There was no shortage of opportunities to give some change to a homeless person today during my visit to London.

As my partner was closer I asked him to lean over and drop the coin into the cup, the guy holding the cup didn’t even blink as he dropped it in – “that’s the thanks you get” my partner commented. But as I pointed out to him, I didn’t do it for thanks or gratitude or for any reason other than that I can afford to spare it and maybe it will help a little.

I don’t know or care what he’ll do with the money – that’s his choice, but I’m fortunate enough to be able to spare it. Who knows when I might find myself in need relying on the kindness or generosity of strangers…