I gave another homeless person five bucks yesterday, and then he demanded new socks and food. He was camped outside Dollar Tree, so I bought him 3 pairs of socks from that store, and then asked to look at his feet. He showed them to me and his big toes were raw and misshapen, probably from wearing shoes that are too small. I told him I'd get some food and shoes for him from home, so I brought him a peeled orange and an apple, and a pair of shoes that were women's size 9.5, and he said they were a little tight but that they were okay.
I went home then, and wrote in my journal, and as I was writing I worked out that I should give him a pair of women's size 10.5, after I googled what size in women's he'd take, him taking an 8.5 men's size. So I went back to his makeshift shelter and gave the size 10.5 shoes to him. He said that they were beautiful, and asked me why I was giving them to him. I told him that the first pair were a little too small for me, and that the second pair I would replace by buying another pair. In case anyone's interested in what type of shoes I gave him, they were both New Balance 847v4's, one pair in greyish blue and the other in all black. Excellent shoes. The best in my opinion.
Then, he said thank you and seemed to want me to leave, so I did.