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He Expected Nothing and Got Everything

imageA young man from upstate Amsterdam, New York showed us all what it’s like to give selflessly without expecting any return.

Despite the fact that he was homeless, unemployed and without a car, Stephen Madelon headed out the door with a shovel in the early morning hours as over a foot of snow blanketed his community recently.

It’s traditional for snow shovelers – usually neighborhood kids – to ring doorbells and to ask for a small fee in exchange for letting the homeowner stay inside and rest while their property is cleared of the heavy white stuff. Payments of $25 or more are not unheard of.

Madelon could have potentially earned hundreds of dollars for his hard work in the frigid weather.

He didn’t make a dime.

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