Name: $REDACTED Alias: ['The Beggar', and 0 unknown...] Classification: Artificial Organic Computer Race: Human Gender: Male Biological Age: Est. 16 Earth Years Chronological Age: N/A SCAN Rank: | C C | C C TIIN Rank: | C C | C C Reviewer Rank: 1 stars Location: Houston, TX Occupations: - Student - Unemployed Variables: $MENTAL_HEALTH: -0.80 | # Probably not well. Begging for money. $SINCERITY: +0.40 | # Seemed sincere enough.
A young black kid interrupted Fodder’s lunch at the deli several months ago:
“Excuse me, sir,” he would ask. “My family is struggling, I was wondering if you might be able to give me some money for food?”
Knowing that this was almost certainly a scam, Fodder still couldn’t help but feel empathy.
“I know it’s tough out there,” Fodder said, while handing the kid $40. “Hopefully this will help.”
“Thank you so much. God bless you!” he said, running off.
Fodder went back to eating lunch. If he had just helped the kid - then great! If the kid scammed him… well, then Fodder just bought a poor kid a new video game. Either way, Fodder felt good about his actions.
Upon leaving, a man in a #MAGA hat would stop Fodder:
“So… who was that?” he asked.
“Just some kid. Said his family needed money.”
“Oh, okay. He might have ripped you off.”
“Maybe. Maybe not. I try to see the best in people.”
“I see. Just doing the right thing. Respect.”
“Thanks,” Fodder replied, walking away.
Seed planted. # Verified.