Life Can Be Found In a Slice of Pizza

What does it say when a homeless person is more willing to share what they don’t have with a stranger than someone with food and shelter that is unwilling to share their excess with someone less fortunate?

The creators of the following video are illustrating some of humanities’ greatest flaws: selfishness and greed.

The film begins with someone approaching people eating pizza slices in public and asking if they have an extra slice they can spare. The three attempts result in the expected outcomes: one person even pulls their food closer to protect it from the “invader.”

Then the crew turns the tables and offers a pizza to a man who appears to be homeless. Twenty minutes later, one of the filmmakers approaches the man and asks if he has any extra pizza he can share. He obliges and they sit together eating their food until the filmmaker gets up to leave. He thanks the homeless man for his genorosity and pulls out his wallet and offers the man some cash. The man is so overwhelmed with gratitude he begins to weep as his new friend walks away.

When was the last time you looked at people the way these filmmakers did? What if you were the one hungry and cold, yet strangers would not help even with what they don’t need or want? If a simple act of kindness can mean so much in someone’s life, why would you not want to see this happen?

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

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About MNgranny

MNgranny has been an activist since the age of 17. After earning a BA in Mass Communications and enjoying a 30 year career, she is now disabled and dedicates her life to that activism. Her experiences include volunteering in community service organizations and taking leadership roles throughout her academic and professional life. She is also a survivor of rape and domestic violence, a published author and a master naturalist. She is also a professional member of the United States Press Association. She has focused for the last several years and specializes in Kurdish history, culture and politics.

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