6-year-old shows compassion for a homeless man in tears

Source: TODAY / Alexandra Zaslow

For a little girl, Janiyah Lewis has a pretty big heart.

While leaving a beauty supply store in Norfolk, Virginia, on July 10 with her mom, Kenyatta Lewis, the 6-year-old girl noticed a homeless man crying.

Without hesitation, she approached him and said, “Hi sir, be happy, it’s a nice day and it’s not raining. Are you hot? Why don’t you go home — the ground is dirty,” according to her mom’s Facebook post.

When he responded that he had no home, but was going to be OK, a wave of sadness washed over Janiyah as she asked if that meant he was homeless.

“She’s always had a soft spot for the homeless, and whenever we’re at a red light and see someone asking for money next to us, she makes me roll down my window to give him money,” Kenyatta Lewis, 23, told TODAY.

Janiyah went into her purse to take out a few dollars from her allowance money and handed it to the man, along with the drink she was sipping on. She suggested he take the money to get some food at a nearby McDonald’s.


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