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Young Girl's Kindness Toward Homeless Man Goes Viral (Photo)

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A woman's story about her daughter's kindness toward a homeless man has gained tens of thousands of shares online.

Kenyatta Lewis sent her story to the Love What Matters Facebook page, which shared Lewis' daughter's small act of kindness with its millions of subscribers.

Lewis said she was leaving a store with her young daughter when the girl noticed a man sitting outside.

"There was this guy sitting there crying and she asks me 'did you see that man crying? What's wrong with him?'" recalled Lewis. "I said yes but I'm not sure maybe he's just sad."

Lewis continued: "She said, 'maybe he's hot and thirsty' she walked over to him and goes 'hi sir be happy it's a nice day it's not raining. Are you hot? Why don't you go home the ground is dirty?' He says I have no home but I will be ok.'"

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"She looked at him with the saddest face and goes 'so that means you're homeless. So you have no food because you have no refrigerator," wrote Lewis. "She gave him a few dollars out of her purse and her drink and said, 'Please go eat. It would make me happy. I like McDonald's you should go there.' I could tell she made his day."

Lewis said after her daughter's kind act, two more people gave the man some money.

Lewis said she had a conversation with the man and learned his trailer had burned down. The man had lost everything, including his wife.

"It just warms my heart," Lewis said of her daughter's actions. "A 6 year old lead by example this morning. AWESOME! Kids see no color and that's exactly how it should be. It's not just a statement saying that the children are our future, it's a FACT. That gives me a little more hope for the world."

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Facebook users praised Lewis' daughter for showing kindness to the man.

"God bless your daughter," wrote one commenter. "[T]he world needs more like her...more compassion for others that are struggling every day for survive."

In another story from May 2015, a 5-year-old boy showed kindness to a homeless man at a Waffle House restaurant in Prattville, Alabama, according to CNN.

Ava Faulk and her son, Josiah Duncan, had been eating when Josiah noticed an unkempt man outside of the Waffle House who had a bike and a bag.

Faulk explained to the boy that the man was homeless and said Josiah was concerned that he looked hungry.

The 5-year-old boy told his mother that she should buy the man a meal from the restaurant. Faulk agreed.

"He came in and sat down, and nobody really waited on him," said the mom. "Josiah jumped up and asked him if he needed a menu because you can't order without one."

The man initially ordered an inexpensive burger before Faulk told him to order whatever he wanted. When he asked if he could order bacon, Faulk told him to "get as much bacon" as he wanted.

Josiah then brought the other customers at the restaurant to tears when he said a blessing with the homeless man before his meal.

"The man cried," Faulk recalled. "I cried. Everybody cried."

After the man left, Faulk said the memory of her son helping the stranger would stay with her.

"You never know who the angel on Earth is, and when the opportunity comes you should never walk away from it," said the proud mom. "Watching my son touch the 11 people in that Waffle House tonight will be forever one of the greatest accomplishments as a parent I'll ever get to witness."

Sources: Love What Matters/Facebook, CNN / Featured Image: Alan Turkus/Flickr / Embedded Images: Love What Matters/Facebook, Hometown Beauty/Flickr

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