Today, I felt terrible. My head was full of problems, burdens and confusion. I decided to take a walk even though I didn’t know where I would go.
The most extraordinarything happened when I was out on this walk. I saw an old man sitting on a chair. He was a seller of second-hand shoes. He looked at least 70 years old. He seemed so tired and nobody bought his shoes. I wanted to give him something but I had not brought anything with me.
Then, a little girl came toward him. I heard the child say, “Grandpa, may I polish your shoes?” That old man took pity on her and he gave her a shoe to polish. The girl said, “I polish the shoe because I need money to buy my brother a new school uniform.”
I heard this and tears filled my eyes. The old man answered, “Oh, little girl. Just stop doing this. Come with me and I will buy you a uniform.” Then they walked to a market and I followed close behind them. There he bought her a uniform. The girl said, “Thank you so much for doing this. May God bless you.” Then she left, leaving the old man smiling.
The old man walked away from the market, but I stopped him. I whispered in his ear, “You are a hero! Thank you for your kindness!” As I walked away, I glanced back and I could see him still smiling.
My own sadness had disappeared, chased away by the light of this kind act. I began realizing that I have a lot to be thankful for. I hope, some day, I can show my appreciation of what I have by following the example of the old man who only had a little, but shared it happily with someone who had nothing.
1.The author decided to take a walk in order to ________.
A.build himself up
B.lighten his mood
C.enjoy the scenery nearby
D.find out something special
2.When seeing the old shoe seller, the author felt ________.
3.Why did the girl offer to polish shoes for the old man?
A.She took pity on him.
B.She intended to take care of him.
C.She meant to be friendly to him.
D.She wanted to earn some money.
4.By sharing the story, the author conveys a message that ________.
A.a kind act can cheer us up
B.old men often set us examples
C.people value what they don’t have
D.helping others means helping ourselves
5.What would be the best title for the passage?
A.A clever little girl
B.A pair of old shoes
C.A kind shoe seller
D.A girl’s new uniform