New Year's Day Short Story

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On New Year 's Eve, I saw a homeless man sleeping inside the station. It was crowded and people passed him quickly without noticing him. I hesitated to pass by, feeling pity for him, I became sad. Despite the next day being New Year 's Day, he would have nothing to eat. Could I leave him as he was? I couldn’t. So I bought him a rice ball and some hot corn soup at a nearby store. Surely the next day I would receive Otoshidama, New Year’s gifts of money. With courage I said to him, “Happy New Year!” and gave him the food. Then smiling with no teeth, he told me, “dear young lady, that 's very kind of you. Thank God for the hot food! Happy New Year, too”. I thought that it was a good deed to hand the food to him. His smiling face made me feel…show more content…
That is a volunteer activity of children to serve hot meals for the homeless people at night. About 200 homeless people were freezing to death every winter. At first, I was scared of them, actually they weren’t weird. Probably you would have thought that speaking to them was out of the question, but most of them were quiet. They had only lost their jobs. There is always a probability that anyone could be homeless. Although they do not harm us, heartless teenagers are assaulting them, that is why they are constantly threatening thoughtless teenagers’ attacks. This had led me to start thinking about what we could do for…show more content…
Can you imagine how much quantity of food are wasted in Japan? About17 million tons of food, moreover, one third of it is food waste, we call food loss in Japan. In addition, it costs 2 billion yen to treat wasted food. My mother eats food, which is passed beyond the "best before" date, because she thinks that otherwise it 's a waste. She eats passed-over food, nevertheless she is in excellent health. By smelling the food, she decides whether or not to eat. In France the law that bans supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food is implemented, and as a result of it, over 10 million meals can feed starving people each
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