Steven is not only my husband; he is also my hero. He grew up in Los Angeles. Steven was a kid who got into a lot of fights and sometimes into a lot of trouble. Yet, he graduated high school and became an auto body mechanic. Not feeling satisfied as an auto body mechanic, he taught himself to work as a Jaguar mechanic. Still, feeling as if he wanted more, he then studied at home, day and night to become a real estate agent. Steven is today, one of the hardest working agents in Los Angeles. He works seven days a week, 10 hours a day. Yet he finds the time to come home and play baseball with his son, and to bike ride with his daughter. Steven always walks his dog at night, and helps his wife out with the household chores. He does this day in and day out, and he rarely takes time for himself. Steven is the kind of man who will help an old lady across the street; pick up a stray dog off the road and find it a home; and give a helping hand to anyone who needs it. He has a strong work ethic and a soft heart. For these reasons, he is my hero.
Submitted by Anonymous
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Judge Joseph from India JUNE 5, 2020
Years have passed since you shared this story. But be assured, you should reap the harvest in plenty for what your father showed in kindness. Kindness begets kindness and it will come back to his children in multifarious and unheard of ways and means.
April from Chandler, AZ DECEMBER 2, 2008
This story is very inspiring. It's good to know that there are people out there who still care about other people.
Markson.G from Tangerang, Indonesia FEBRUARY 21, 2008
Yes thats the nature of life. Everything about life is how to serve others.
Mariaisabel Z. from Brooklyn, New York USA FEBRUARY 4, 2008
This is a really amazing story. I can't believe that people could just ignore him and take advantage of a man with such a cruel illness. Your father is a hero.
Kayode A. from Lagos, Nigeria FEBRUARY 2, 2008
What your father did was really thoughtful,we all need to wake up to our responsibilities to our fellow man! Lovely story.
Karen Vinci from Newport, RI DECEMBER 8, 2007
Not only is you father a compassionate man, but a great example to you and others of how we should all treat each other. I hope this story and this organization help to "pass it on".
Bryan from Miami, Florida USA NOVEMBER 4, 2007
A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all...it's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see, and pursuing that vision.
Sandra T. from Zimbabwe AUGUST 31, 2007
Your father did a very valuable thing. I would love to have such strong values to be able to assist even when the times are challenging and even when the day looks bleak.
Betty M. A. from Nairobi, Kenya AUGUST 21, 2007
Wow!!! That was awesome.
kamaal from Lucknow, India JULY 19, 2007
Ivy C from New Delhi, India JULY 9, 2007
I wish all of us have that spark in us to reach out to people who need help as this will make the world a beautiful place to live. I salute your father.
Angela H from New Zealand JUNE 11, 2007
Your Father is a beautiful role model an great man how lucky you are to be raised by such a loving an good parent. Much blessings will come too him for such great character and compassion.
Charlie C. from Florida, USA MAY 22, 2007
I only hope that somewhere down the road in my life I run into someone with the compassion of your father. You must be so proud!
Lidia L. from SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil APRIL 21, 2007
It is so easy for us to ignore what happens "next door" because people seldom want to be involved or be committed to others even if it means only helping one out as your father did. What a wonderful example.
Paulyn R. from Phlippines APRIL 3, 2007
Your father is a very compassionate man! It is very rare these days to find someone who, on his own accord, will look after or even just care about a person not in anyway related to him, unless he is being paid to do it. God bless your father, and may there be many more like him in this cruel world!
suky from england MARCH 24, 2007
I can't believe that that would happen in the first place but it's nice how certain thoughtful people look out for people like him. And what were the kids thinking!? I mean I as kid myself, I would never take advantage of my dad!