A homeless man on crutches

The other day a friend told me about a homeless man he knew, but hadn’t seen him in a while. When he saw the man again the man was using crutches. My friend asked, “What happened?” .

The homeless man went on to tell that he was walking around (as the homeless do to get from one place to another) and it was cold and rainy. His socks got soaked. But they were his only pair. So he wore them (cold wet socks) for many days.

His feet got infected with some sort of gangrene. He was fortunate not to have his toes amputated.

A pair of nice new socks could have prevented this.