I live in a gated community and most people know their neighbours so when a young lady carrying some bags and pulling a large suitcase is walking in your direction you look carefully if maybe you recognize her. Well no recognition but I noticed she was struggling and crying.
Not an uncommon scene these days and certainly not in the bigger cities.
Well I can't stand a scene like that so here goes softy, stopping my car I asked the lady if I could help her in any way.
Looking very scared she told me she must not be seen as her "better half" (forget I said that) would be looking for her and there is no-way she would go back to him ! She had been trying to get into a shelter, a safehouse but they were all full and so she had spent the night in a park under a bridge. A case of abuse, physical abuse and no safe place to go.!!
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Being able to help that young lady
In a small way was good
Made me realize the needs are
So many and are all around us at home
No need to go looking for a place to find trouble