I Gave Him Something More

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Published: 21st of November, 2022

Last updated: November 22, 2022 at 1:02 am

Arthur was the little boy (about 8 years old), whom I had met a few months back while living in the city of Campo Verde, Mato Grosso – where I had spent 2.5 years from 2020 to 2020. This kid had asked me to purchase some sweets from the nearby food shop for him. Most obviously, it was a blessing to do so, and in the weeks ahead, whenever he saw me, Arthur was sure to draw on my generosity by asking for little financial or shopping favors.

But soon, it was time for me to leave the city. On the last day of my stay, while I was packing my suitcases to travel, Arthur showed up in front of my home. I knew this was the last day I would see him, and we would not be seeing each other again for – God knows how long. As a result, I dolled out a generous financial gift and gave it to Arthur. His eyes lit up in wonder as he exclaimed “cem reais”! Very likely, Arthur had never received a financial gift of this magnitude so “off the bat” in his life.

I told

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