Shoeshine Man Dan — 12 Comments

  1. Dear Karen, what a beautiful story about friendship … I had tears in my eyes reading it … I’m touched and inspired to be a friend to others … and I knew just how much it meant to me when others did nice and great things unexpectedly for me out of the goodness of their heart … God’s grace shines everywhere in big and small things in such touching and moving way … Thanks again for the heart-inspiring writing. Jing

    • Thank, Jing. I remember being very touched by my husband’s experience with Dan. It was one of the great highlights of both of his life–and I believe of Dan’s too.

  2. I read this wonderful story with glistening eyes and then read it again. Thank you, Karen, for this poignant reminder of how God can use little things in big ways. I can’t imagine a first birthday party at age 70! I’m grateful God put Charles in Dan’s life to be his friend. I pray to always remember the story of Dan the shoeshine man.

    • Thanks for chiming in, Judy. God does work in such amazing ways, blessing people who feel forgotten when they least expect it. But as Charles admitted, he was as blessed or moreso than Dan.

  3. This sounds like the Charles I have known for 60 years !! I am so glad you shared this story!

    Thanks for sharing this.
    Love to you, Margaret

    • Thanks, Margaret. Yes, that’s Charles all right. He’s always on the watch for the neglected and then brings a smile to their face and words of friendship.

  4. I just read, “Freely you have received, freely give.” from a card someone gave me. It is so true how God blesses us through others and I think mostly when we don’t look for a return. This story was a great example of loving God. Thanks

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