With so many people living below the poverty line, it’s no surprise that sometimes they are forced to rely on the kindness of strangers to get through the day. However, with so many stories flying around about people who pretend to be poor or disabled just to scam people out of their money, people are sadly becoming less willing to help strangers.

This story, shared by a Redditor, is no exception. A computer store employee had an unusual encounter with a deaf person who came into the store not to buy a new monitor or software, but to ask for food. Wanting to help but having no other food to offer, he gave a few snack bars to the disadvantaged man. However, the man refused to take them and left a rude note saying that he won’t be able to feed his family with snacks alone. While many people began to suspect that the guy was actually a scammer, others decided to share heartbreaking encounters they had with people in need, to prove that not everyone is trying to scam you out of your money. Scroll down below to see the note for yourself, as well as the discussion about the complexity of begging and charity that it sparked, and let us know what you think in the comments.

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A Reddit user shared an encounter he had: “A deaf guy came into the computer shop I work at asking for some food and this was all we had. When I came back out to the front shortly after he left this was sitting on the counter..”

The note read as follows: “It’s sad when you can’t even get food for my grandchild + wife I hate to feed my family this for dinner would you do that to your family”

People were so appalled by the note they couldn’t even believe it was real, so the OP had to provide evidence

Redditors quickly concluded what the deaf guy actually wanted from a computer shop employee

As most people rushed to judge, others decided to share wholesome stories proving that not every person asking for help is a scammer