Carl is a Vietnam Vet who hangs out in Washington Square. After I took his picture I handed him a couple bucks so he could get some water as the temperature was 95 degrees and climbing. He was grateful and thanked me profusely. Right after I handed him the money a buddy of his came by and said, “I wish I had a buck.” Carl did not hesitate for even a moment before handing over the money I had just given him.
AJ traveled alone from DC to NYC for the day because he found a great deal on a bus ticket and he likes adventures. I asked him if he would ever want to move to NY and he replied, “I don’t know…maybe…there’s just so much going on here. I think it might be too much for me.”