At any rate, I was driving to work the other day. As I came up off the ramp from I-95 there was a woman near tears. She said she had broken down on 95 and needed the train fare to get home. She needed $15. I opened my wallet and gave her everything I had - $8.
I told my husband about it, and he laughed and said I had been scammed. Well, that may be, but I would rather be scammed than ignore a request for help because I was afraid it might not be true.
I wholly subscribe to the idea:
"I shall pass this way but once. Therefore if there is any good that I can do Or kindness I can show to any living being, Let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, For I shall not pass this way again."