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Fri May 29, 2020, 09:59 AM

One of our patients bought a dozen doughnuts for our clinical team this morning.

He approached me with the box as I was getting out of my car a little while ago. "Here, these are for you guys."

I was a little overwhelmed, and couldn't thank him enough. A homeless person spending what little money he has on such a gesture. I didn't know what to say other than "thank you" many times.

My assistant just got here, and when I told her about the doughnuts, she told me that our friend had helped her yesterday with an unruly patient in the waiting room (I must have been in one of the exam rooms with a patient at the time) who was threatening to get violent. He shooed the guy out of the clinic and told him not to come back. Then today, he buys doughnuts for us.

So this man is on our list of clinic heroes today.

Small wonder I choose our homeless patients over mainstream patients any day...

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Reply One of our patients bought a dozen doughnuts for our clinical team this morning. (Original post)
Aristus May 2020 OP
Mike 03 May 2020 #1
CaliforniaPeggy May 2020 #2
wendyb-NC May 2020 #3
Stuart G May 2020 #4
ZenDem May 2020 #5
Aristus May 2020 #6

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:05 AM

1. So poignant

Not just him but your graciousness too.

First smile I've had in a couple of days.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:06 AM

2. Thank you, my dear Aristus, for this hopeful and beautiful story!

And he sure is your clinic hero.

Enjoy your doughnuts!



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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:22 AM

3. Thank you, Artists

for posting that. There is so much despair, it can be fatiguing at times. Here you tell of one, humble individual whose small, profound actions, in the moment, bring light and hope. Blessings.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:41 PM

4. K and R..Thank You ..

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:39 PM

5. That says so much about you and the staff.

He feels part of your 'family'.

Aristus, your posts are frequently the ones that remind me that there are good people in this world. A lot of them, actually. That, no matter what, there will always be laughter, love, compassion and joy.

Happy Friday, stay safe and healthy.

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Response to ZenDem (Reply #5)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:46 PM

6. It's good to have you back, my friend.

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