The Most Caring Child

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a
contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest
was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four-
year-old child, whose next-door neighbor was an elderly
gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the
man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard,
climbed onto his lap and just sat there. When his mother
asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy
said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry."

By Ellen Kreidman
Submitted by Donna Bernard
from A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul
Copyright 1996 by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

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