Ed. Note: This is a break from the usual “Buddhist” overtone stories but so relevant to the ideals of compassion and loving kindness. The man in the story is an absolute inspiration, I just wanted to share this story with you all!
Every day, unemployed men gather under the elevated 7 train in Jackson Heights, Queens. Many of them are homeless. All of them are hungry.
Jorge Munoz estimates he has served more than 70,000 free meals since 2004.
At around 9:30 each night, relief comes in the form of Jorge Munoz’s white pickup truck, filled with hot food, coffee and hot chocolate.
The men eagerly accept containers of chicken and rice from Munoz, devouring the food on the spot. Quiet gratitude radiates from the crowd.
For many, this is their only hot meal of the day; for some, it’s the first food they’ve eaten since last night.