We live in an area quite a few miles out in the suburbs almost country ... (25 miles west is a city and 65 miles east is another city with a handful of small towns in between) so we rarely have people standing at an intersection holding a sign. Today my son (16) and I ran into town and on the way home there was an older weathered man on the corner with a sign saying he was hungry. My son pointed him out and said we needed to help him, but we were in the wrong lane and the light was green. So we turned around and circled back. I only had $1 cash, but we had a gift card with $12 on it for Wal Mart (which was within site of the corner). He seemed truly appreciative of it. Hopefully he will buy himself something to eat and maybe some clean socks.
Do you give to the street people ? Why or why not?