A Kind Stranger:
Did you hear about the homeless man who found the six year old autistic boy? The boy’s name is Sergio Zepeda, and he suffers from autism.
The boy had been missing from his San Jose, California home for almost 24 hours while they searched for him.
For some reason, he had stripped off all his clothes and managed to get across train tracks. Then he stumbled upon a makeshift homeless encampment.
Jose Salmeron, who lives there with his wife, looked out his tent in the wee hours of the morning. It was then when he heard a sound, and saw the boy.
The boy was unable to speak. The 32 year old man borrowed a phone and called 911. Then they gave the boy a blanket, a sweater, a donut and some water. And waited for the police to arrive.
The family say the boy vanished about 9 a.m. Saturday. How he found his way to the homeless encampment miles away from his home, no one knows.
The police department wants to nominate Salmeron for the Good Samaritan Award. But the man doesn’t feel deserving of the praise.
“We’re not heroes,” Salmeron said. “It was the only right thing to do. When you see a helpless kid like that, you are supposed to do the right thing. Call the cops right away. Thank God he didn’t get hit by a train or fall into the water.”
I’ve always loved the above painting. It is a perfect bit of decor for the fall season.
The Fall Season:
The flowers are fading fast. But I did find a cheap pot of yellow mums at Walmart when I did my grocery shopping.