This story originally appeared at LittleThings.
When it comes to packing school lunches for her son, Josette Duran of Albuquerque, NM, has gotten into an unconventional routine. Since the beginning of the school year, she has been packing not one but two lunches for Dylan… one for him and one for his friend.
Josette took to Facebook to explain the conversation, which went something like this:
Dylan: Mama can you make me TWO lunches today?
Me: Are you not getting full boo?
Dylan: Yes Mom, it’s for this boy. He only eats a fruit cup for lunch can you make him lunch too? I don’t think he has lunch money.
Dylan told Josette the extra lunch was for his schoolmate who never had enough lunch money to eat anything other than a single fruit cup.
Josette then learned the heartbreaking truth about the mother of Dylan’s friend — and it hit close to home. “A few years ago, me and my son were homeless,” Josette says. “I was living in my car and I was washing him in bathrooms. And we didn’t have food.”
After getting into the rhythm of packing two lunches for Dylan, she received a phone call from the school principal who requested her presence. The little boy’s mother discovered what Josette was doing…