If you’re a “small red-headed man with a big heart,” you might just be the man 54-year-old Curtis is looking for.
Fifteen years ago, Curtis was homeless. Wandering the streets of Ottawa, he’d sleep where he could and eat whatever he could find. But once, when he was eating food scraps off of leftover trays at the Rideau Centre’s food court, he felt a pair of eyes starring at him. Curtis figured it was someone on their way to reprimand him, but instead the person left a tray full of food behind and went on his way.
“A random act of kindness…it was one that gave everything to me that I needed at the moment,” he said to CTV News. “It gave me a little bit of hope.”
After this initial act, the stranger began leaving food for Curtis every Tuesday at noon for months. According to CTV News, Curtis says it got him to understand the power of one and reach out for help.
All these years later, Curtis, now a working professional living in Toronto, wants to find the red-headed stranger who he’s dubbed “little giant” so he can shake his hand and maybe even take him out for lunch.
Here’s what we know about said little giant:
Probably in his 20s or 30s at the time
Reddish blonde hair and beard
Usually sporting a shirt and tie
Probably in his 40s now
We hope Curtis is able to find this Good Samaritan. Watch the video above to learn more.