Croatia, December 2019
As we often see people living on the streets – some of them trying to earn a bit of money by collecting plastic bottles – we decided to repeat the charity activity from 2017 on a Saturday in December.
After preparing some lunch packages and hot chai in a thermos bottle, we spent the day on the streets of Zagreb, approaching people with our gifts and exchanging some kind words, showing them that they are respected and cared for.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, we distributed 12 packages containing a warm meal, Christmas cookies and fruit. None of them declined the present and we do not know who was more moved during these encounters – them or us.
To see a sparkle of joy in their eyes and a gentle smile of gratitude on their faces was a humbling and heart-warming experience.