There was a man that I knew. He was kind and wise. His name was 70 Degrees. He was a really good person and he always had a smile, for everyone he knew. This is the story of how I met the 70-degree man.
There was this town in Tuscany, Italy, it was a small town called Volterra and was known for all of the old relics. I decided to visit it to see all of the old buildings. I was staying in a cottage on the east side of Volterra and I was quite comfortable where I was. One morning I decided to take a walk down the road. While on my way I saw this homeless man. He looked hungry and cold. I tossed a coin into his hat and told him to use it wisely. He nodded and thanked me. I continued on my way and walked up and down the village. Then I came back to where the homeless man was. In front of him was a man. The man was tall and old, he had a long silver beard and a cane. He was talking to the homeless man. Then his tall figure stooped down and placed a package in front of him. The package was made of brown paper and tied with a leather string. The homeless man thanked him quietly and took the package. The tall man walked away. On my way past the homeless man, I tossed another coin into his cup. Then the next day I was going to the market to pick up some bread when I saw this stray cat. The cat was black and scruffy and as I passed it I pet its little head. Then I saw the tall man walking behind me. I turned and he scooped up the cat and hid it in his coat.
"Is that your cat Sir?" I asked in wonder.
"No. He is simply a stray," The man responded sounding old and kind. I continued on walking and the next time I looked behind me the man was gone. Now that was strange I thought, The road is narrow and straight and there aren't any alleys or roads to duck into. I walked back to my cottage wondering about the man. Every day I saw something or someone in need, the man was always there. One day I got the courage to ask him.
"Sir what is your name?"
"I have no name, although some call me the 70-degree man" He replied kindly,
"You are so kind to everyone here,"
"I see a person in need and I help them, that way they can have the life they want. They can be free," He said "you can do that too. I see you helping people every day. Thank you for that." Then he turned waved and walked away. I never saw the 70-degree man again, but I will always be inspired by the kindness in his heart.