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“Boys, I think we missed it”

A few days back, my four boys and I were at Five Guys Burger and Fries. (If you want to see your checking account sink quickly, take four teenage boys to this establishment.)

While we were eating, one of my boys noticed a man had walked in, ordered, and then sat down by himself. My son pointed him out and said he works at their high school as the lead janitor. The other boys recognized him as well. When I turned to look, I had a discerning moment. I don’t know how to explain it, but the thought was—he needs to be recognized. This day he needed to be acknowledged. He was alone in more ways than one, I could sense it. Continue reading

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