Tis the Season
Richard, aka "Florida," with his best buds Brutus and LilaRichard, aka "Florida," with his best buds Brutus and LilaAs he pushed a cart containing all his belongings, no one could have guessed what was about to take place when they saw a homeless man arrive at the front door of the Animal Care and Control shelter with two dogs in tow. Staff watched as Richard, aka “Florida,” delivered more than 1,000 pounds of dog food. He arrived with his dogs Brutus and Lila, who all walked from 6th Avenue South and Congress Avenue to the shelter located at 7100 Belvedere Road, west of the Florida Turnpike. Richard made the 10-mile trek to donate food for the homeless dogs in the shelter.
This well-known man, who has no home, was given dog food by generous dog lovers and walked all the way to Animal Care and Control to make a donation for the shelter dogs. He said he welcomed the opportunity to help homeless animals in need. After all, ’tis the season for giving.
After making his donation and wishing everyone “happy holidays” with a big smile, Richard began the barefoot journey back to Lake Worth.
We can all learn a lesson from this compassionate man, for angels indeed walk among us. We just have to look with kinder eyes to see them