3 nights ago a human being changed my world forever.
His name is Shane and I can't believe I found him.
We've been dating for about 4 months now and every day seems to be better then the last.
From his sense of humor, to his amazing interests to his warm smile
he's wonderful and cute.
But it wasn't until 3 nights ago that I realized how in love with him I am
because of a single act of kindness.
We were having date night and he's trying to suprise me with a salsa class.
He heard me say on our first date I always found dancing amazing
and wanted to be a ballet dancer when I was young
but I never got the chance.
Now at 29 I figure salsa or something would be more fun.
So he decided to sign us up and we would begin classes.
On our walk we were about to get on the subway until it happened.
I was talking and I kept noticing he was looking over at someone not listening.
Finally he said I'm sorry babe can you give me a second I need to check something.
He walks over to a young girl maybe 19-20 years old
who was crying on a bench in the subway.
As I approached I realized she was homeless for some time
and all she had was a single bag.
She said to him all she wanted to do was to go home.
He asked where she lived and it wasn’t even in the city.
She was in need and looked scared.
So in this moment many would either hand some money over or wish her luck or maybe let her make a call.
Shane did much more.
He pulls me aside looks me right in the eyes and says
"Kelly I can't leave her here like this.“
I know it's weird
but I've been really down before too
and sometimes people just need someone to not only help
but believe they're telling the truth.
He said would u mind if postponed and help her?
I said of course no so the journey began.
We went to two women's shelters with her
and to no avail they weren't taking anymore people.
It was a bit cold and well we're not the richest people with our student loans
so we really couldn't afford to pay for a hotel room in the city.
So Shane with his trusting heart of gold says would I mind spending the night at his place and asking her to stay with us.
He figured she would feel comfortable with a girl asking her
if she'd like to spend the night and we'd figure it out in the morning.
I mean here I am with a guy I'm starting to fall for
and he's willing to bring a stranger in for the night out of the cold.
When I asked her she truly weeped
and thanked me a million times
but little did she know it wasn't my idea and honestly I'd of never of done this.
But he has this gravity about him that just pulls you in.
We get to Shane's house and I have some clothes there
so I gave her some stuff that would fit and let her get a shower.
In the meantime Shane ordered pizza
and when she came out he made her feel so cozy like he'd known her for 100 years.
We ate pizza, we played a board game, we laughed
and then he made her hot tea and we watched his favorite movie The Big Lebowski.
He made the couch
up for her and we went to bed.
In the morning he made us all breakfast and then told us he'd be right back.
He said he was getting us good coffee.
He comes back
and she was finally able to get a hold of her sister on someone's phone in her home town
and she had a place to go.
Shane drives her to the bus station and buys her a ticket and hands her an envelope.
Here I found out, when asking where he was today, he'd gone down to the pawn
and pawned his iPad to give her 120 bucks to get home
This man gave his home, his time, his care, his money and his food to a complete stranger.
He trusted her that she wanted to go home and just needed help.
He changed how I view the world and in that moment I fell so deeply in love with him.
I don't even know how to show him what this meant to me but I know I will become more like him.