I went for about two and 1/2 months without buying anything but food, utilities and public transportation. I went on a spending spree buying a new winter jacket USD$20 from Decathalon sporting good store and a shelf and hardware from B&Q household DIY chain. I blame this bit of conspicuous consumption on pent-up demand.
Feeling guilty about spending on such luxuries, I could not help but give my pineapple I had just purchased to this your waif who was begging and said he was hungry and was eagerly watching the fruit.
His smile was well worth the price of the pineapple, but there are no easy answers for the many kids across China that are homeless. That is one of the reasons that I wrote The Journey Home. I have been so touched and hurt by seeing the children suffering.