In this new story of their journey together, James looks back at the last Christmas they spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times - providing strength, friendship and inspiration but also teaching him important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way. @goodreads
Feel good books just make me cry!!!!
James Bowen didn't have the greatest of lives growing up, I'm not sure why, but his parents didn't really notice him and kept putting him into mental institutions. This eventually let to drug abuse and homelessness.
Sometimes something comes into your life and drags you out of the bad stuff.. and that something doesn't have to be in the form of a human being...
It can be in the form of a sweet animal, and in James case it was Bob. He found Bob who was hurt and he got him fixed up. They were friends from then on. Bob helped him get money selling his homeless magazine "The Big Issue" and just being a friend.
It was the sweet stories of kindness that people gave him and Bob at Christmas by purchasing his magazines and giving him money in cards that just made me cry. They helped him get the heat back on for him at Bob at Christmas so they wouldn't freeze in their own flat. They helped James be able to get small gifts for his best friend Bob and Belle.
And then when James went and bought Christmas cards with some of the money to give to the people that always bought his magazines and helped see him rise from a drug addict... I cried some more. James also gave money to some homeless people on the street that were trying to make it doing the same type of thing in the freezing cold.
Bob and James started their own form of Pay It Forward and I thought it was wonderful and so humbling. It made me think so many good things. God Bless everyone out there that has any kind of problem and are getting help in any way shape or form.
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