Yesterday, I was waiting at a red light in Zona Rio watching a family wander through the line of traffic. It was a father, his wife and their two young girls. The dad was holding one of his daughter’s hands, weaving his way through the cars making eating motions towards anyone who would look in his direction. I watched in my rear-view mirror as one sympathetic driver handed the man 20 pesos.
It hurt my heart. Imagine the strength it takes to beg for money in front of your family. He probably would’ve preferred to have been out there alone, but he knew he would fare better with the kids and wife around. Talk about swallowing pride for the greater good. This man just wanted to feed his family.