- Jeanah Nomelli recently got reunited with the homel
ess man she helped 14 years ago
- Will Levens, who lost his wife and eventually became a
dru gde pendent, was digging in the dumpster looking for recyclables when Jeanah met him
- Bcause of Jeanah’s kindness, Will was inspired to change and start all over again
A small act of kindness can change a person’s li
fe forever, they say. A woman just got reunited with the homeless lost soul she helped over a decade ago, and found out that he had managed to start all over again and rise up from where he was.
On Facebook, Love What Matters shared the story of Jeanah Nomelli, a kindh
earted lady, and Will Levens, the man she met who was digging in a dumpster looking for recyclables.
“We met as he was digging in the dumpster looking for recyclables. I asked him what po
sse ssed a man to do such a thing,” Jeanah said. He told her that he lost his wife so he tried using “it” once and instantly got h0o ked. As a result, he lost his job and home.
Jeanah and Will became very good friends eventually; helping each other during t
ough times, offering advice, and sharing li fe experiences, among others. Until one day, he was nowhere to be found.
“I never saw him again. Over the years, I’ve wondered what happened to him,” she expressed.
Fourteen years later, their paths crossed again. This time, she met a different Will — a changed Will.
“God allowed our paths to cross again…ironically in a different Chevron. He was waiting for me outside the bathroom. He stood there with t
ears in his eyes and asked if I remembered him. It took me about two seconds, and I knew. It was my Will!” she shared.
“He nostalgically reminded me about the pair of boots and the jacket I gave him to make sure he didn’t freeze. I also gave him $7 to get his ID…with a promise that he wouldn’t spend it on dru
gs. Will kept his promise. He got his ID, a job, and later a wife. Will also found grace in the arms of our heavenly creator. We totally snot cried in the middle of the store before asking the clerk to take our picture,” she continued.
With this, Jeanah reminded everyone that kindness matters and it can change the course of someone’s world.
“You may never know it, but Will is proof of that. Be kind in all you do. One day, it will find you and overwhelm you with eternal gratitude,” she expressed.